Fresh reports have claimed Reece James looks set to become the latest Chelsea wonder-kid to sign a new contract.

Aston Villa striker Tammy Abraham may be the answer to the Blues attacking issues, but ask any Chelsea fan about which player they’re most excited about and nine times out of ten they’ll say James, and the 19-year-old James went from strength to strength last season and is now viewed as one of the best young English players around.

His performances for Wigan last season meant he was named Wigan’s Player of the Season and also featured in the Championship Team of the Year, and he make an impressive full debut for Chelsea in the 7-1 win against Grimsby during midweek.

Lampard is a big fan of the right-back and wants to tie his futures down at Chelsea for the foreseeable future, as he looks to build a side that is once again capable of challenging for that Premier League and Champions League titles. And according to the Football Insider, The defender, 20, is said to be in “advanced talks” over a fresh deal, with his current one expiring in the summer of 2022, with reports suggesting that he will get a bumper five-year deal with the Blues.

James recently came out and admitted that he has fulfilled a dream by putting on a Chelsea shirt: ‘It was a dream come true for me,’ said James on the Chelsea website, ‘I’ve played for this club since I was seven and it’s always been what I’ve wanted to do. Playing at Stamford Bridge in front of all the fans was the best part of the night for me and it was a great atmosphere. I think all the fans could see the Academy players involved and they showed their support to us, which was a great feeling.

‘It was my first game for the club, and my first full game for five months at this level, so I’m thankful that it went so well. It was fantastic to get the win with the team and obviously it’s a great feeling for me individually to get two assists and score on my debut.’
And he has admitted it was a dream come true, telling the Chelsea website:

Lampard was brought in to give the younger players a chance to shine at Stamford Bridge, and James knows that he would be given more of a chance in the Blues side now the club are unable to do any transfer business. The Blues have been linked with some world class players over the last few months, but James has the potential to be a superstar, and could save the club around £50 million in transfer funds.