Reece James signs new six-year Chelsea contract

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Chelsea have confirmed Reece James’ new six-year contract as the defender commits his future to his boyhood club.

As reported by Standard Sport last week, the England international has been rewarded for his fine form with a bumper new deal after being made a priority of the Boehly-Clearlake regime.

Both Real Madrid and Manchester City have shown interest in the 22-year-old, but James has now recommitted to the club until 2028. Mason Mount and Edouard Mendy are expected to follow suit in the near future.

James told the club’s official website: “I am over the moon with my new contract and I’m thankful for the fans, the new ownership and everyone involved in the club. I cannot wait to see what the future holds, and I am sure we will have the chance of winning many trophies.

“I grew up supporting this club and I’ve been here since I was a six-year-old. I put pen to paper on a new deal because this is the club I want to be at. I’d like to say a special thanks to the fans, I am here to stay and we have a bright future ahead of us.”

Club chairman Todd Boehly added: “We are thrilled to give Reece a new long-term contract at Chelsea. He is an outstanding player and a true Chelsea man, and we are all looking forward to watching him continue to flourish at Stamford Bridge.”