Boehly has personally offered £150,000-a-week Chelsea offer to defender
New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has reportedly offered Chelsea defender a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge
Despite the inconsistent performances from many players last season – Reece James really stood out with his levels for the club last season and really impressed many in the media
However – there has been some stunning reports in the media over the past few weeks that he could actually decide to depart Stamford Bridge – with the likes of Man City and Real Madrid both interested in a possible deal
Howevver – according to the Daily Mail, owner Boehly has made a decisive move to resolve James’ “contractual situation”, with the player currently picking up around £70,000-a-week.
Tying the academy product down to a new deal is one of the club’s top priorities – and the England International has been offered an improved £150,000-a-week contract – double what he gets right now
Thomas Tuchel has said he wishes Reece James could clone key player James – In April, the German said: “I would love to have two of Reece James, that would solve the problem, it’s like 50% towards wing-back and 45% towards the back three.
“It depends a little bit on how the opponent plays against us.
“Do we expect a lot of possession, how is their structure for their offensive transition.
“For this it can sometimes be helpful for Reece to play in the back three and be the first guy to cover in the transition and to not be involved in the attack.
“We have his speed and physicality in the protection of the opponents counter-attack.
“I’m a bit more into that his very best position is the wing-back position where he is perhaps even more decisive, more useful but it is more demanding.
“The next step is to be a regular player over 50, 55, 60 matches and from there we have to decide that those positions are filled with top quality with him.”
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