Deal agreed: Chelsea to announce deal for talented midfielder

Chelsea youth player Jordan Houghton is set to join Doncaster Rovers on loan till next year January.

Houghton has been at Stamford Bridge since he was seven years and has had loan spells at Gillingham and Plymouth Argyle.

He was on a season- long loan at Doncaster Rovers last season where he featured prominently making 32 appearances and scored one goal.

But his season at the Keepmoat Stadium was cut short as he had to return to Chelsea earlier after suffering a knee injury in February against Luton Town.

He will, however, return to the Rovers after the newly promoted League one club confirmed that they have agreed to a new loan deal with Chelsea for the 21-year-old midfielder who will now spend the first half of the season at the club, according to report.

”He’ll be back with us after he’s played four or five games for Chelsea’s under-23s”, said Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson.

”I think the big thing for Jordan, Chelsea and ourselves is that he wants to come back so much.

”That’s a big tick in the box for us as a football club and Chelsea are delighted he’s coming back here.

”They need him to get games, competitive games, and we feel that he can add to the squad we’ve already got.”

Houghton signed his first professional contract with Chelsea in November 2014. He is expected to spend like thirty minutes on the pitch in the Premier League 2 game against Derby County at Stamford Bridge on Friday.

He has been capped by England at the Under 20 level and became the 34th Chelsea player to leave the club either on loan or permanently this summer.