Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois are reportedly keen to sign new Chelsea deals.
There was speculation in the summer that both players could leave Stamford Bridge in the future, but, according to the Daily Telegraph, head coach Antonio Conte held “private talks with the duo, reiterating his desire to keep them and outlining his vision to make Chelsea competitive again”.
And although they are both under contract until 2019, it is reported talks over new deals will start in the new year.
Costa, 28, arrived in 2014 on a £150,000-a-week deal and will be expecting to push closer to the 200,000 mark.
Belgium star Courtois, meanwhile, currently pockets £100,000 and is in line for a similar £50,000 rise.
After last season’s nightmare for Jose Mourinho’s defending champions, Conte has returned harmony to the dressing room.
Eden Hazard is back to his old self, with Courtois and Costa also finding their best form.
The Spain striker leads the Premier League scoring charts with 10 to earn his international spot back.
And Courtois, 24, has cut out the errors that saw some question if he could handle English football after taking stalwart Petr Cech’s No1 jersey.