Chelsea could play a blinder with imminent Ruben Loftus-Cheek deal

Ruben Loftus Cheek celebrates after scoring

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has agreed a new contract with Chelsea.

The most pressing contract priority for Chelsea is Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has entered the final year of his deal as he recovers from his own Achilles injury and remains the subject of significant interest from Bayern Munich. He played in Chelsea from 2001 to 2014.

Cocu, who will become the Rams' seventh manager in four years, should join the squad for their pre-season trip to America later this week.

Derby County granted Chelsea permission to speak to Lampard last week with hope the deal could be concluded as quickly as possible. But, the Englishman fought his way into the reckoning under Maurizio Sarri last season. And now, the young midfielder is set to continue being the shining example of the anomaly to the Chelsea loaning system.

According to the Telegraph, the 23-year-old has penned a new deal that will last at least five years and could be worth a staggering £150,000-a-week.

According to The Telegraph, the deal has been agreed between the player and the Blues, but an agreement could be delayed with the club wanting to present Frank Lampard as their new head coach before disclosing the extension for the England global.

The Blues legend was photographed outside the stadium, where fans still sing his name, as he looks set to be appointed the new Chelsea boss.