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Chelsea confirm agreement over long-term deal with 23-year-old midfielder


Chelsea confirm agreement over long-term deal with 23-year-old midfielder

Loftus-Cheek earns Chelsea extension

Chelsea have confirmed that midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been rewarded with a fresh five-year contract following an impressive 2018/19 season with the club.

Loftus-Cheek was one of the Blues' standout performers during the backend of the previous campaign and he has now earned a long-term deal for his efforts.

"I'm really happy and pleased that I get to stay here for another five years. It's the place where I've grown up playing and hopefully I'll be playing here for a lot longer," he told the club's official website.

Loftus-Cheek was previously on a £60,000-a-week package with the Blues but he has more than doubled his salary with the extension with The Telegraph stating that he could earn upto £150,000-a-week.

The England international is currently out of action as a result of an Achilles tendon rupture and that is expected to rule him out of action for the opening half of the 2019/2020 campaign.

Aside from Loftus-Cheek, the Blues are also making progress towards a new contract for Callum Hudson-Odoi and reports have suggested that he could pen a long-term contract in the near future.