Reports: Chelsea intend to offer Reece James bumper new contract

According to reports, Chelsea’s primary priority once a new owner is appointed will be to deliver a new and improved deal to Reece James.

The 22-year-old was a star player in the Premier League in the 2012/13 season, scoring five goals and providing six assists from left-back, as well as excelling in the Champions League.

James is one of a handful of Chelsea The talent has blossomed under coach Thomas Tuchel, and he has already signed a long-term contract with the club. In fact, his current deal at Stamford Bridge runs until 2025.

However, the England international is not among the club’s highest-earning players at the moment, and Real Madrid have been linked with an ambitious bid in recent days.

However, sources suggest that Chelsea are not only uninterested in Real Madrid’s interest, but are ready to offer James a lucrative new deal – in the form of a one-year, possibly two-year extension – and that restricting him is one of the club’s priorities. Once a new owner is found, it will most likely be American billionaire Todd Boehle.

Giving James a new contract would not only dismiss 13-times European Cup/Champions League champions Real, but would also recognize his growing importance in the squad – which has progressed to the status of a crucial player over the past 12 months.