Blues centre-back Fikayo Tomori is reportedly also in discussions with the club over signing a new deal to commit his long-term future. U21 England international made a positive impression on Frank Lampard during their time together at Derby County last campaign, as he almost helped the Rams to secure promotion from the Championship.
However, after returning to Stamford Bridge this past summer and coupled with Frank’s appointment as Maurizio Sarri’s successor, the pair have been given another opportunity to work together, and Fikayo is beginning to establish himself in Chelsea XI now.
Tomori has started in the last three matches, and so it appears as though he could now cement his place in the core group of young footballers who are making a big impression under Lampard at London club so far this campaign with the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek still to come back from injury.
The 21-year-old defender is also said to have begun negotiations with Blues over a new deal along with Tammy Abraham, with his current contract set to expire in 2021. English defender has a vast potential and can become a top-class centre-back if he continuous improvement.
Tammy and Callum are also said to be closing in on new deals at Chelsea and so perhaps with their transfer ban playing a key role in their decision-making, the focus appears to be on solidifying their core base of starlets who have come through the youth ranks set for next year when they can start to add significant reinforcements again.