BY LOUIS MENDEZ AND RICHARD CAWLEY
Mason Burstow is set to join Chelsea and be loaned back to Charlton Athletic for the rest of the season.
Addicks manager Johnnie Jackson confirmed after tonight’s 2-1 win at Portsmouth that the 18-year-old striker is set for a Premier League transfer.
“So Mason was in the squad but things developed late – so he went off to have discussions,” said Jackson when asked about the Blues’ move for the forward. “That was just a few hours before kick off.
“I believe that a deal is very close and that he will be coming back on loan to us. Great that the club and the chairman has got a deal he is happy with. But also we get the player back as well.
“That’s important. If we had lost Mason then with Stockley being injured it does leave us light in that area of the pitch. Glad we could get him back.
“I talk about him a lot, especially recently. He’s someone we love here and I’m really fond of him. I love his attitude and he is still so young. I’m really enjoying help him develop and giving him the opportunities he has had so far.
“Pleasing, if we do manage to get him back on loan, that I can continue to help that development. Hopefully send him to Chelsea an even better player than he is now.”
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