The youngster Fikayo Tomori will enter contract negotiations with Chelsea as he’s set to replace the Brazilian David Luiz following his £8 million move to Arsenal on deadline day.
The 21-year-old star’s contract expires in June of 2021 and the Blues have always been interested in keeping hold of the defender after his stunning loan spell under Frank Lampard at Derby County last campaign.
Luiz’s departure to rivals Gunners blocked Tomori’s possible deadline-day loan move to Everton and he’ll now become part of Frank’s first-team plans at Stamford Bridge.
Tomori had been in discussions with several clubs this summer, but David’s exit means he’s the final homegrown star to be selected for Frank’s squad.
He joins Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham in getting a prominent role at the Blues for the upcoming campaign, with all of those players having been with Chelsea since they were schoolboys.
Mount and Loftus-Cheek have already signed new deals, while Hudson-Odoi has verbally agreed on a huge £150,000 per week deal that could rise to £180,000 with bonuses.
Callum, who had been a target for Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich, will be the first to renew his deal in the coming weeks, with James and Tomori set to follow.
Reece is currently recovering from ankle surgery, but he’s set to deputise at right-back for Spain international Cesar Azpilicueta, and that will likely see the Italian Davide Zappacosta leave the Blues for Italy if there is sufficient interest.
AS Roma have been sounded out as a possible destination for Zappacosta as the club look for full-backs to add to their roster, with the Serie A summer transfer window still open until September 2.