Chelsea have concluded plans to open contract talks with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
This is according to a publication from The Sun as the Blues tried to avoid a similar situation like that of young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Recently capped England international Hudson-Odoi has one year left on his current contract with Chelsea and the West Londoners might need to decide whether to cash in on him or let him run down his contract in the event that the Blues Academy player doesn’t sign a new deal.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has two years left on his Chelsea contract and Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia wants to sit down with his agent over a new contract for the England international.
The former Crystal Palace player has been one of the best players for Chelsea in recent weeks despite struggling with a long-term back problem.
He showed his quality for Chelsea once again on Thursday night when he provided the assist for the only goal scored by the Blues who secured a 1-1 away draw against German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their semifinal tie in the Europa League.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek setup the equalizer for Pedro Rodriguez on the stroke of halftime after Luka Jovic had given the hosts a 23rd-minute lead.