Chelsea are close to agreeing new contracts for a trio of players to give a major boost to Frank Lampard ahead of the start of the 2019/20 season.
Tammy Abraham, Willian and Reece James are all set to put pen to paper on new deals, as the club aim to secure the future of existing players while they adhere to the transfer ban imposed on them by FIFA.
Set a goal. Make a plan. Stay focused. Work hard. Succeed. Stay humble.⠀— Willian (@willianborges88) August 1, 2019
What’s keep you to proceed? 路♂⠀
Determine uma meta. Faça um plano. Continue focado. Trabalhe duro. Tenha êxito. Continue humilde.⠀
O que te impede de prosseguir? 路♂
Talks with Willian had been ongoing for the last 12 months, but the 30-year-old's desire for a two-year extension had previously been a sticking point in discussions.
However, with the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain interested in the Brazilian, the Blues have succumbed to his wishes and agreed to a longer deal than they would typically offer to a player of his age.
Abraham, 21, still has three years left on his deal but the west London club are keen to extend his stay following a successful spell on loan at Aston Villa last season.
I’m thankful Surgery went this evening. Minor set backs for major come backs! See you all soon! Thanks for the support pic.twitter.com/5PWri55CR3— Reece James (@reecejames69) July 11, 2019
Elsewhere, James is also in line for a new deal following a brilliant spell on loan at Wigan Athletic in the Championship last year, during which he won player of the year and the club's goal of the season award.
Nevertheless, despite his recent ankle injury, the 19-year-old is expected to challenge Cesar Azpilicueta for Chelsea's right-back berth once he returns to full fitness.