Ben Chilwell commits to Chelsea until 2027 by signing new £200,000-a-week deal after rival clubs including Manchester City circled for the England full-back
- Ben Chilwell has agreed to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge
- The Chelsea full-back’s new deal will see him stay at the club until 2027
- Chilwell has been hampered by injuries but has recently found his best form
Ben Chilwell will end uncertainty about his future by extending his stay at Chelsea until 2027.
Left-back Chilwell is set to sign a new deal that will see him land a pay rise taking his wages to beyond £200,000-per-week and add another two years to his spell at Stamford Bridge.
England defender Chilwell joined Chelsea from Leicester for £50m in 2020, signing a five-year contract.
He is approaching the final two years of that agreement and Chelsea’s owners want to bring an end to the days of their stars going past that point with their long-term futures still unresolved.
They will avoid that situation with Chilwell’s improved terms and four-year deal and also end Manchester City’s hopes of prising him away.
Ben Chilwell has reportedly agreed a new four-year deal to extend his stay at Chelsea
Chilwell (right) has played in every game for Chelsea since returning from injury at the start of February
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is keen to keep top talent at the club amid interest in Chilwell from elsewhere
They are long-standing admirers of the England left-back.
Chilwell has established himself as one of Chelsea’s most important players since joining the Champions League quarter-finalists, who travel to Real Madrid for their first-leg tie on Wednesday.
And his absence has been keenly felt during two spells out due to serious and untimely injury.
After a disappointing Euro 2020 campaign with England, Chilwell had rediscovered his form last season but then suffered an ACL knee injury which ruled him out for six months.
Earlier this season he was hit with a hamstring injury which then cruelly saw him miss the World Cup in Qatar.
Chilwell told Sportsmail how, on his return, he felt like he is developing into one of the leaders within Chelsea’s squad, which has been overhauled during the last two transfer windows.
‘Walking onto the pitch, starting that first game [against Borussia Dortmund] I felt different in my head,’ Chilwell said.
‘Even though it was only a few months [out], I’d gone from what I felt was still being one of the newer players to one of the senior players.
‘That’s helped me take a lot more responsibility and feel a responsibility to be vocal in the dressing room, to help players out, the new players on and off the pitch, help us as a team to get results and helped me a lot to mature as a player.
‘Take on that role as one of the people that has been here the longest.’
Chilwell will reportedly extend his stay at Chelsea to remain at Stamford Bridge until 2027