Middlesbrough sign Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker on season-long loan

West Ham in race for 22-year-old from London rivals as clubs intensify pursuit – report

West Ham in race for 22-year-old from London rivals as clubs intensify pursuit – report

Birmingham City and Middlesbrough are both said to be after Chelsea attacking midfielder Lewis Baker. "Hopefully we can do that together".

Having spent last season on loan in the Netherlands with Vitesse, the 22-year-old is now set for his second taste of Championship football after a brief period with Sheffield Wednesday in the 2014/2015 campaign.

"I already know what the Championship is about".

Baker made his Chelsea first-team debut in an FA Cup tie at Derby County in 2014.

De Roon made 33 appearances last season in the Premier League, scoring four goals as they were relegated.

Baker has struggled for game time at Chelsea, but impressed for England's under-21 side over the summer.

Baker will now be a part of a strong Middlesbrough squad, who are widely backed to be promoted back to the Premier League this season under former Swansea and Leeds United manager Garry Monk.

Atalanta have completed the signing of Middlesbrough midfielder Marten De Roon. Baker is also a different option from any of Boro's existing central midfielders: Jonny Howson, Adam Forshaw, Adam Clayton and Adlene Guedioura.

Baker has been tipped as a future England global by former Blues boss Jose Mourinho and has impressed when out on loan in recent seasons.

The 26-year-old joined Middlesbrough for £12m from the Italian side but now is on the verge of returning to Atalanta.

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