Reece James moving closer to agreeing new long-term deal at Chelsea

James’ Chelsea rise

Reece James is just one of a number of top-quality youngsters to come out of Chelsea’s academy in recent times.

James would spend the 2018/19 campaign honing his craft in the Championship with Wigan.

The 20-year-old cemented himself as a pivotal member of Wigan’s squad, racking up 46 appearances.

The full-back also clinched a plethora of awards whilst plying his trade with Wigan, including Wigan Athletic’s Player of the Year and the Players’ Player of the Year award.

James has since returned to Stamford Bridge and with Frank Lampard now in the Chelsea dugout, the promising defender has been given a host of opportunities this season.

The England under-21 international began the season on the sidelines after suffering an injury over the summer.

But since returning to full fitness, James has notched up 10 Premier League appearances this season.

James has also put in some stellar displays in the Champions League this term, particularly against Dutch outfit Ajax.

James set for new deal?

James is currently contracted to the Blues until 2022.

But after excelling in the first half of the 2019/20 campaign, it appears the defender is set to earn himself a new deal.

The Telegraph would report that James has moved closer to agreeing a new long-term deal at Chelsea.

The report from the Telegraph goes on to claim talks are progressing over a new five-year deal, which would put James in line with the first-team earners.

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