Fikayo Tomori Expected to Extend Chelsea Contract Imminently as Talks Enter Advanced Stage

​Chelsea centre back Fikayo Tomori is close to agreeing a new contract to extend his stay at the club, with talks reaching an advanced stage.

The 21-year-old has made an excellent start to the 2019/20 campaign, cementing his place in the heart of the Blues’ defence. Overall, he has featured 16 times in all competitions so far. 

His performances have also seen him earn his first cap for England as he came on during the Three Lions’ 4-0 win over Kosovo in November.

​It was reported back in September that the west London side had opened contract talks with Tomori after an impressive start to the season. The report stated that talks had begun over a contract which would see him commit to the club until 2024.

​Goal now report that following months of contract talks, the Englishman is on the verge of signing a contract extension after talks entered an advanced stage.

Tomori joined the club at under-eight level and has progressed through the club’s academy system. He has had loan spells at Brighton and Hove Albion, Hull City and most recently ​Derby County, where he excelled in 2018/19 under Frank Lampard.

Fikayo Tomori

The defender would be the latest talented youngster to put pen to paper on a new deal this season, with Mason Mount, ​Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour all penning new deals, while Callum Hudson-Odoi has also signed a new five-year deal.

The news of another one of Lampard’s young guns committing to the club will excite fans, with the Blues making a strong start to the new campaign despite the recent poor run of form. 

​Chelsea host Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday in a crunch clash as they look to secure their place in the last 16. They will be without Tomori, ​who has been ruled out with a small hip strain, but Antonio Rudiger has finally overcome his recent injury struggles and could be in line to feature. 


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