London Football News has named three players it thinks will sign new contracts in the coming months at Stamford Bridge; and three players it thinks won’t.
Antonio Rudiger has growing interest from Germany, we’ve heard today, and will surely be tied down to a new deal if the club intend to keep him.
Tammy Abraham has emerged as a starting player and has seen his youth academy teammates given big news deals – this one is taking longer, but will be done.
Tino Anjorin’s deal we’ve heard many times is “almost done,” and the club are likely just waiting out this hiatus before confirming it.
On the “not signing” side we have out ageing front 3 – Willian Pedro and Olivier Giroud. We’re inclined to agree all three of them will be on their way, and we’ve even heard Pedro and Willian all but discuss it openly.
The only question mark is over Giroud, who did so well to win Lampard’s faith late in the season. Could the Frenchman be persuaded to stay? This pause certainly gives everyone a chance to think about whether they’re making the right move.