Chelsea man pens new contract to ward off Manchester City interest

The defender has agreed to stay in West London

Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell has agreed a new deal at Stamford Bridge that will see him remain at the club until 2027, warding off interest from Manchester City, it has been reported.

The left-back arrived from Leicester City in the summer of 2020 but a serious knee injury put pay to a promising debut season for the Blues, and he only made his return in the dying weeks of the campaign.

This time around, he has been far more involved, with the 26-year-old having managed 19 top-flight appearances despite the managerial turbulence surrounding Stamford Bridge.

However, his contract was due to expire in 2025, and there had been reports that Manchester City were keeping a close eye on the England international as they look to bolster their own left flank, which has seen Nathan Ake filling in as a temporary left-back this season.

Despite having brought in fellow left-back Marc Cucurella from Brighton last summer, however, it appears as though Chilwell’s time in west London will continue, with the Athletic reporting that the defender has agreed a new four year deal to keep him at the club until 2027.

The defender is considered a key piece of a Chelsea defence that has undergone significant change in the last 12 months and will do so again in the upcoming transfer windows at the Blues look to find life under new owner Todd Boehly.

Currently 11th in the Premier League, the Blues have won just one of their last five games and face a tricky end to the season, with games against Brighton, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle to come, as well as a Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid in a hectic April.

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