Struggling Premier League club Fulham are battling to sign one of their prized assets to a new contract following reports that he’s stalling on new contract talks.
According to the publication from London Evening Standard, Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon is reluctant to sign a new contract at Craven Cottage despite the fact that he has 18 months left on his current deal with the West London club.
The 18-year-old has previously been linked with major Premier League clubs like Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United.
Fulham are in a precarious position on the Premier League table with the Cottagers seven points from safety after recording just 17 points from 25 league games since the start of the season.
With the Cottagers’ top flight status in serious doubt, Ryan Sessegnon is not willing to commit his long-term future to the West Londoners.
The young winger wants to continue in the Premier League irrespective of what happens to Fulham in the Premier League.
Chelsea might need a replacement for star forward Eden Hazard who has been strongly linked with a move to European champions Real Madrid.
The Blues have not been able to tie Hazard to a new deal at Chelsea and that has prompted transfer rumours to Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.