MIDDLESBROUGH have signed Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan, the Championship club have announced.

Chalobah ended his spell at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday and the England under-21 international has made Middlesbrough his next destination, signing on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old is no stranger to the Championship with 12 appearances for Forest under his belt this season, having played for Watford last year. He is a player who Boro have courted since that spell, with previous manager Tony Mowbray coming close to signing him over the summer.

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The deal has been concluded in time for him to be available to face the Latics at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.