Chelsea defender Dujon Sterling is reportedly in talks with Championship side Wigan Athletic ahead of a possible loan switch.

According to the Sun, the 19-year-old has entered discussions with Wigan about a season-long loan for the upcoming campaign.

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The Blues sent Reece James to Wigan last season, where the teenager full-back took giant strides forward with his game and he’s set to be involved in Frank Lampard’s senior squad this season at Stamford Bridge.

Sterling is also a young right-back on the Chelsea books and it could make perfect sense to give him a year with Wigan, as it proved the perfect formula for James.

Sterling spent last season in League One with Coventry City and it was his first spell away from Stamford Bridge.

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After a slow start, he became an ever-present in the Coventry XI and enjoyed a strong campaign with them at senior level.

The defender supplied five assists in 40 appearances across all competitions and a key feature of his game is attacking.

He’s got an excellent delivery into the box under his belt and decent pace too.

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A step up to the Championship next season seems a logical step for Sterling and forcing his way into the Wigan XI should help him improve.

Chelsea look set to welcome Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and James to the senior group this season, with the trio all thriving out on loan last year.

Sterling may be a little way of the Blues first-team for now, but the English teenager is definitely one to keep an eye on next season and fans should hope his loan deal talks get over the line.

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