Chelsea are set to offer Trevoh Chalobah a new deal after his impressive recent shows.
The 22-year-old has two years left on his current contract and Chelsea will now initiate contract talks with the defender, following talks with head coach Thomas Tuchel.
Chalobah played in the European Super Cup against Villarreal, and started and scored in a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.
He was previously on loan at Ipswich Town, Huddersfield Town and Lorient, but is now expected to remain at Stamford Bridge this season.
Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri has joined Lyon on loan for the remainder of the season.
Lyon will pay a loan fee of up to £ 1 million for the 27-year-old Italian international, who can play as a left-back or winger.
Meanwhile, AC Milan believe they are close to reaching an agreement to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko after meeting with their representatives in Milan on Thursday.
The 27-year-old joined Chelsea from Monaco in 2017 for £ 40m and has been on loan in Milan, Monaco and Naples.
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