Chelsea are set to secure the future of midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek by getting him tied down to a bumper new deal. Loftus-Cheek still has two years remaining on his current contract at Stamford Bridge and may not play again this year after rupturing his Achilles tendon before the Europa League final.
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However, that is not stopping Chelsea from pressing ahead with a new deal for him, with reports claiming it will stretch over five years and could be worth as much as £150,000 a week. The England international looks sure to be a key part of Frank Lampard’s plans once the former midfielder is confirmed as the club’s new manager in the next couple of days.
Loftus-Cheek proved his worth last season when chipping in with 10 goals and is expected to get even more of a look-in with Lampard once he is back to fitness. Chelsea are also ready to get fellow starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi tied down to a new contract to once and for all end all rumours linking him with a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.