Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has presented midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah with a new contract offer in a bid to keep him at the club this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The newspaper claims that the Italian manager is a huge fan of the 22-year-old and he has tried to entice him with an astonishing five-year deal worth £17million, which is worth £65,0000-a-week and a £20,000-a-week increase on his current weekly wage.
This follows up from the story in the Sun which reported that the Premier League champions were looking to sell the midfielder for around £5million with both Watford and Swansea interested in signing him this summer.
It is said that Chalobah, who reportedly earns £45,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge, is desperate for regular first-team action next season having failed to hold down a regular place in the Chelsea starting lineup throughout his six-year spell at the club.
The midfield enforcer only managed to start one Premier League match last season which came in the 4-3 victory against Watford at the end of the campaign when the Blues had already clinched the league title.
Chalobah has only made 15 appearances for the Chelsea first-team in all competitions and he has failed to score a single goal in the process.
The midfielder proved that he is capable of delivering the goods when given an opportunity as he was an important part of the England Under-21 national who reached the semi-finals of the European Championships this summer.
The youngster currently has one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.