Scot has been tracked by Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs and Man City of late.
Chelsea are preparing to offer young front man Islam Feruz a bumper five-year contract in order to fend off rising interest in the 18-year-old from some of the biggest clubs in both the Premier League, as well as across the Continent too, according to reports in the Daily Express.
The west London club originally signed the Scotland Under-21 international from Scottish Premier League (SPL) champions Glasgow Celtic in September 2011, with the Blues paying just £300,000 in compensation to the SPL giants for Feruz, who agreed a deal with the Blues worth a reported £2,500 per week.
However, following a series of eye-catching displays for Chelsea at the recent Next Gen series, the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona and Juventus have all expressed an interest in signing the Somalia-born attacker.
But Chelsea are said to rate Feruz so highly – returning Blues head coach Jose Mourinho even included the Scot on the club’s pre-season tour of North America this summer – that they are now readying a five-year deal for Feruz in order to keep the forward at Stamford Bridge for the long run, despite the fact that he has still to even play for them in a competitive match.