Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah will reportedly put pen to paper on a new contract after impressing Antonio Conte so far this season.
The 21-year-old has just one year left on his current deal, and so Chelsea are unsurprisingly keen to agree on new terms to extend his time at the club, as reported by The Mirror.
Having come through the club’s youth academy, Chalobah has been out on loan on several occasions to continue his development, but is seemingly getting his chances this season under Conte.
The defensive midfielder has made three brief appearances in all competitions so far this season, with his most telling contribution coming in the win over Leicester City with his classy assist for Victor Moses to wrap up the 3-0 victory.
Coupled with his form for the England Under-21 side, he has been singled out as an important individual for both club and country moving forward, with The Mirror suggesting that he will be in line for a hefty pay-day with the new contract.
Given the record of their youth team in recent years coupled with the amount of young talent that Chelsea have, it would seem only logical for Conte to use the resources at his disposal and bring through a few of the younger players.
It appears as though the former Juventus and Italy boss is doing that with the likes of Chalobah, Ola Aina and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but Chalobah will hope that he can secure his future at Stamford Bridge with a new long-term deal first and continue to establish himself under his Italian coach.