Trevoh Chalobah has reportedly reached an “agreement in principle” with Chelsea to extend his stay at the club, according to Athletic.
The defender has a contract until 2023 but has joined Thomas Tuchel’s first team this season and is expected to be rewarded.
According to Athletic, it is understood that an agreement lasting “four or five years has now been basically agreed in principle”.
It was previously reported that the defender is close to making a deal with the club and now it looks like an announcement is imminent.
The defender looked impressive in the preseason and Chalobah has been rewarded with regular minutes this season by Tuchel, starting in their last three league games.
Tuchel was set to loan Chalobah for the season but the Blues boss turned around as the Englishman wooed him and convinced him to keep him at Cobham.
Now it’s up to Chalobah to maintain his fine form and work his way into Tuchel’s starting XI this season.
The 22-year-old’s contract extension is a boost for the Blues as they have struggled to renew the contracts of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, both of which are pending at the end of the season.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva’s contracts also expire at the end of the current campaign, leaving Chalobah as one of the club’s only defenders beyond this season as it stands.
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