Dujon Sterling signs new contract with Chelsea
Chelsea has agreed to renew Dujon Sterling’s two-year contract and will send him on loan to Blackpool in the Championship for the season.
This is a huge turnaround for Dujon Sterling
The 21-year-old will also have an extra year option at Stamford Bridge after a pre-season experience with Tuchel. This marks a huge turnaround for the young man who made his Chelsea debut under Conte in 2017 but had 13 months of leave due to injury and then a separate illness that was not related to Covid.
Thomas Tuchel used Dujon Sterling in several preseason games, playing him in a center-back position rather than his preferred wing-back role. The Chelsea manager is known to have been impressed with Dujon Sterling and considered his promotion to the first team after seeing him train and play off-screen reserve matches.
Chalobah may have seized the opportunity Sterling almost had with the Blues by rejecting the opportunity to send him on loan. With that, his loan interest from clubs such as Lille, Valencia and Brugge ended. The willingness to promote Trevoh Chalobah will also give Dujon Sterling some hope that Thomas will take a chance on academic products that do it right.
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Chelsea is weighing credit options for more players with Ethan Ampadu, Malang Sarr and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all picking up offers. Bakayoko is on the verge of signing a two-year contract extension and is on loan to Milan. The Blues are going to earn € 1m per year and another € 1m if they qualify for the Champions League.
There is a mandatory purchase option of € 17 million under certain conditions. Meanwhile, the Blues are hoping to sell Lewis Baker, Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater. Chelsea is trying to sign Kounde from Sevilla, but has hit the wall in negotiations with the League club, which is now clinging to a close £ 77m release.