Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah is set for a new deal at Stamford Bridge as theMirrorreport the club are in the process of opening talks over a new deal.
The U21 England international will have just one year left on his contract with the Blues at the end of this season and reports suggest the Stamford Bridge club are determined to retain the services of their youth academy graduate.
The versatile midfielder, 21, has been on loan six times during his senior career with the Blues, with his last coming in a season-long loan deal with Serie A outfit Napoli last season.
But after making his senior debut with Chelsea this season against Leicester City, his subsequent performances have impressed manager Antonio Conte and as a result, the 21-year-old has become a permanent fixture in the Italians' matchday squads.
Chelsea's loan system has been criticised in the past but Chalobah told the club's websiterecently that his loan spells have proven to be beneficialin helping him to make his breakthrough.
"I've had a lot of loans “ some that were good and some that were bad “ but out of all the loans I've had, I've tried to learn as much as I could from them and I think that's helping me now," the 21-year-old said.
"If you're a youngster at Chelsea you always have to believe you are good enough, however many loans you have, because you never know what might happen.
"If you work hard, keep believing and at the right time you're in the right place, you get your chance."