Announcement soon: Chelsea reach agreement in principle on landmark new deal - Sources
Chelsea are set to soon announce that rising star Tino Anjorin has agreed a new contract with the club, Football Insider can reveal.
The London giants have made a breakthrough in talks with the attacking midfielder, 18, just days after his Premier League debut.
A Chelsea source has told Football Insider that the club will be handing a five-year contract to Anjorin in a major landmark.
This comes after Football Insider revealed yesterday that talks were advanced over a long-term deal for the England Under-19 international.
His current agreement, signed when he turned 17 in November 2018, is set to expire in the summer of 2021.
Chelsea regard Anjorin as the latest among a crop of dazzling young talents they regard as capable of taking the Premier League and Europe by storm in the coming years.
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Billy Gilmour has emerged as an overnight sensation after consecutive man-of-the-match performances against Everton and Liverpool.
Home-grown stars Reece James, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have all enjoyed breakthrough seasons, while Callum Hudson-Odoi has also made strides either side of some serious injuries.
Anjorin has also impressed Frank Lampard and his coaching staff with his development this season.
Compared to Ruben Loftus-Cheek for his playing style, the teenager was given the final 19 minutes of Sunday’s 4-0 hammering of Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Anjori has been promoted after stellar form this season for Chelsea Under-23s, for whom he has scored 10 goals and supplied eight assists from 24 appearances.