Chelsea and EPL side discussing deal for highly-rated English full-back

Chelsea and Bournemouth are settling a deal for promising defender Dujon Sterling.

As per the Daily Mail, the Blues are prepared to let the youngster move from the club on loan in January, with Bournemouth remaining in the wings.

Cherries head coach Eddie Howe ventured to sign the 18-year-old right-back in the summer, but Antonio Conte was healthy to keep Sterling.

Howe is reportedly intense on Sterling and needs the player to challenge Adam Smith at right-back for the team after doing the same with Nathan Ake last season.

The 18-year-old is taken in a very high regard at Chelsea and the club are apparently keen for him to feel out and get the first-team experience elsewhere.

Sterling newly put pen to paper on a new and recovered contract at Stamford Bridge, which is due to keeping him at the team until 2022.

It’s stated that Sterling is estimated to have bids from clubs in the Championship, but the chance to play for a stable Premier League club is sure to be a fascinating proposition for the full-back.

Chelsea are well stocked with options in the defensive positions, therefore it is doubtful that Sterling will be presented with many first-team opportunities under Antonio Conte this season.