“I made my name playing for Chelsea”- Reece James drops major hint of staying at Stamford Bridge amidst interests from Real Madrid and Manchester City


“I made my name playing for Chelsea”- Reece James drops major hint of staying at Stamford Bridge amidst interests from Real Madrid and Manchester City

Reece James, a defender for Chelsea, has frequently been mentioned in recent months as a possible transfer outside of Stamford Bridge. Real Madrid is said to be a fan of the England international, and several reports have suggested that a transfer may be imminent.

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But it should go without saying that Chelsea would never even consider considering a bid for one of their greatest present players. In fact, there are rumors that Chelsea is shortly to discuss and make the right back a better bid.

Additionally, James was asked about his future this week while on a preseason tour in America, and his response essentially rules out any rumors of a transfer as he pledges his future to Chelsea.

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Reece James to stay at Chelsea:

Reece James
Reece James

The 22-year-old defender has established himself as an important member of Thomas Tuchel’s team, but it is said that he has grown unhappy due to the lack of movement in contract negotiations.

James is reportedly waiting for a conclusion to the discussions with the new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, who is reportedly giving them first priority. James drew Real’s attention during the Champions League quarterfinal of last season, while City is becoming more and more aware of the necessity to find a long-term replacement for Kyle Walker.

Chelsea, however, is close to reaching an agreement with Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, who will make £160,000 a week, more than twice James’ reported salary.

Despite this discrepancy, the adaptable defender claims he is still content at Stamford Bridge and loves playing for his old team. When asked by the BBC if he planned to stay at Chelsea, he responded, “I’d like to believe so.”

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‘I grew up as a Chelsea fan and I made my name playing for Chelsea the club I’ve always supported. I don’t see why that would change I play for Chelsea now and I’m enjoying it.’

Chelsea has had a mostly disappointing start to the transfer period, but they plan to pick up the pace in the following two weeks.

Raheem Sterling is reportedly going to Los Angeles to complete the paperwork of his £45 million transfer from Premier League winners City, while Napoli center-back Koulibaly is scheduled for a medical on Wednesday.

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