Clinton and Sanders agree to April 14 debate in Brooklyn: CNN
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) debates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Feb. 11, 2016. (PBS)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have agreed to meet for a debate on April 14, five days before the New York primary, CNN reported on Monday.

Sanders' campaign said in a statement he had accepted CNN's invitation to participate in the debate.

The debate will be held in Brooklyn, New York, and will be carried by cable news channels CNN and NY1, CNN said.

(Writing by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Eric Walsh)