Chelsea’s Lewis Baker joins Sheffield Wednesday on loan

Chelsea have allowed midfielder Lewis Baker to join Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the rest of the season.The midfielder has joined the club until 2 May.

He progressed through Chelsea’s academy and signed his first professional deal in 2012. It will be a first spell away from Stamford Bridge for the 19-year-old, who made his Blues debut as a substitute in the FA Cup third-round win at Derby last January.

Baker arrives from Chelsea, where he scored a stunning 17 goals from midfield last season for their under-21 side

He was also named the club’s young player of the season, having scored five goals in eight games for the Under-19s in the Uefa Youth League.

The Englishman also won the Chelsea goal of the season for a back-heeled finish against Arsenal in an Under-21 game.

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The teenager was rewarded for his form with a new five-year contract in August and in October was called up to the England Under-21 squad for the first time.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest have also signed Chelsea right-back Todd Kane on loan until the end of the season.The 21-year-old was on loan with League One side Bristol City and was set to stay until 18 January.Kane, who has yet to play a first-team game for the Blues.

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