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7-year deal given to two Chelsea players

The two mainstays' contracts have been extended by up to seven years at the request of the Stamford Bridge squad

Todd Boehly, the new owner of Chelsea, is enforcing a seven-year contract regime similar to one in the United States for players under the age of 25. The Blues’ policy, which is typical in American sports, is designed to ensure that the greatest talent may stay with the team throughout their prime years.

The 24-year-old youngster Marc Cucurella’s six-year contract with the Stamford Bridge squad is proof of the policy change. Carney Chukwuemeka, 18, agreed to the same conditions as well. Young players rarely sign contracts longer than five years with English teams.

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Mason Mount and Reece James, the present core of the Blues, are two players who are graduating from the academy that Todd Boehly wants to rapidly lock up. A six-year deal with a one-year option to extend is about to be made available to them by the Chelsea board, along with significantly increased compensation.

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James and Mount’s previous contracts are still in effect until 2024 and 2025, respectively. Both Liverpool and Manchester City are interested in Mount. James is seen by Real Madrid as Daniel Cavarjal’s replacement in the meanwhile. Therefore, the Blues need to act now to tie up the British team before it’s too late.

Chelsea received surprising information about Dumfries.

With a goal of completely improving the defense, head coach Erik Ten Hag came into the summer transfer window with the clear desire to hire a world-class right-back. Denzel Dumfries, a previous student of Ten Hag who is also rumored to be a target for Chelsea, is still frequently linked to Manchester United to this day.

Dumfries won’t be leaving Inter Milan this summer, though, according to the captain of the team. The same is true for Milan Skriniar. Coach Simone Inzaghi stated (as cited by Fabrizio Romano) the following to Sky:

“We must retain every player. The roster won’t change, but we’ll add another center back.”

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“I have received zero indication from the club regarding the departure of Dumfries/Skriniar.”

In truth, a lot of other names, aside Dumfries, are still mentioned in connection with Man Utd’s search for a right-back. The Spanish media has acknowledged that they had Sergino Dest in their sights and were even prepared to use Diogo Dalot as a “scapegoat” for this transaction.

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Chelsea is now putting a high priority on finding a capable central striker to replace the void left by Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. Although it is well known that head coach Thomas Tuchel has ordered the Blues hierarchy to put in a lot of effort to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Barcelona team is also giving them a lot of trouble.

 

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