Ruben Loftus-Cheek set to remain at Chelsea
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has reportedly agreed a new £150,000-a-week long-term contract to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Loftus-Cheek burst onto the scene a few years ago now and his loan spell at Crystal Palace during the 2017/18 season helped him announce himself on the Premier League stage.
He then returned to Chelsea in hope of first-team football and while he was still not a regular starter, he appeared 40 times last season.
Unfortunately, Loftus-Cheek was out of contention for the Europa League final after suffering a serious injury in an end of season friendly.
Despite his injury, Loftus-Cheek is set to be rewarded with a new deal at Chelsea.
Loftus-Cheek set for big role under Lampard
According to the Telegraph, ‘Chelsea have agreed a new long-term contract with Ruben Loftus-Cheek that will provide head coach Frank Lampard with an immediate boost to his reign.’
Their report also claims that Loftus-Cheek’s new deal will be worth £150,000-a-week and should run for five years.
That’s a big upgrade over his previous deal, which the Telegraph report was £60,000-a-week.
Despite his injury meaning he might not play again in 2019, their report claims ‘Chelsea were determined to secure Loftus-Cheek to a new agreement.’
With Frank Lampard likely to be the next Chelsea boss, there could be a shift towards young talent.
That idea is backed up by the Telegraph.
They claim ‘Lampard plans to make Loftus-Cheek one of his key players in midfield once the 23-year-old returns to fitness’.
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Derby to appoint Cocu / Chelsea to announce Lampard by Thursday- Sky
Lampard’s Chelsea appointment looks to be imminent.
According to a report by Sky, Chelsea could announce Lampard as their new manager by Thursday.
Meanwhile, Derby could also appoint Phillip Cocu as Lampard’s successor.
Click here to find out more about both appointments.
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