Ruben Loftus-Cheek has signed a new deal with Chelsea that would keep him at Stamford Bridge until at least 2024.
The signing of Loftus-Cheek represents another significant move from new boss Frank Lampard, who has also allowed striker Alvaro Morata to leave the club on a permanent basis.
The 23-year-old, who is currently recovering from an Achilles injury, made an impression in the first team during the final few months of Maurizio Sarri’s reign.
Loftus-Cheek told Chelsea’s official website: “I’m really happy and pleased that I get to stay here for another five years.
“It’s the place where I’ve grown up playing and hopefully I’ll be playing here for a lot longer.”
Loftus-Cheek first joined the club as an under-eight and progressed through the youth ranks to the first team, for whom he has made 72 appearances.