Chelsea plan to open talks with Andreas Christensen in the new year over a contract extension, the London Evening Standard reports.
The 21-year-old defender’s deal runs out in 2020 but the Blues want to secure his future beyond that after an impressive season so far in the first team.
Andreas Christensen, who joined the club’s academy from Brondby in February 2012, has replaced David Luiz in the starting line-up this season.
He has started 16 games in all competitions under coach Antonio Conte, having made the first XI just twice earlier in his career at Stamford Bridge.
Christensen signed a five‑year deal in 2015, which was reported at the time to be worth around £35,000 a week.
Former Chelsea man Eddie Newton, who now works as their loan technical coach, believes he is the “next John Terry”.
Speaking to Chelsea TV Newton said: “Andreas is a player that we can definitely have here for the next 10 years.
“He is another John Terry for me, and has that same kind of stature because he has got that ability.