Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is set to be offered a new Chelsea contract, after impressing Antonio Conte with his recent performances.
The 21-year-old made his Blues debut in September – almost five years after singing his first professional deal with the club – when he replaced Michy Batshuayi after 80 minutes in their 4-2 EFL Cup win over Leicester.
Chalobah will have just one year left on his current deal next summer and Chelsea are said to be keen to hole onto the graduate from their youth academy.
He has been a regular in England’s Under-21 side and has not been afraid to test himself outside Stamford Bridge, playing almost 100 games over the course of six loan spells.
Progression to the Blues’ first team will earn him a huge pay rise and the club hope he can continue to shine this season in return.
Chalobah’s inclusion in Conte’s side has partly come at the expense of Cesc Fabregas.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona star, 29, has been linked with a switch to Premier League rivals Manchester City to link up with fellow Spaniard Pep Guardiola.
AC Milan came calling for Fabregas in the summer but the midfielder turned down the Serie A giants.