Chelsea defender Reece James signs new five-year deal worth £25million (PHOTOS)

Chelsea have tied down Reece James on a bumper new five-and-a-half year deal worth up to £25m.
James has been rewarded for making his Chelsea breakthrough with an improved contract that runs until 2025.
Chelsea youngster Reece James (pictured with director Marina Granovskaia) has signed a new contract that runs until the summer of 2025 and is worth nearly £25millionJames has produced some impressive displays for Chelsea during his breakthrough season
He will earn a basic of £80,000-per-week and guaranteed £20m over the course of the deal.
With bonuses his weekly wage will rise to around £100,000-a-week and his camp have negotiated a deal will make him one of the best paid young defenders in world football.
James, 20, starred at Wigan last season and has built on that by becoming a part of Frank Lampard's first team this term.
James is one of several Chelsea prospects to have signed a new long-term contract recentlyJames' lucrative new contract makes him one of the best paid young defenders in the world
James has made 18 appearances this term and would have made more were it not for injury, particularly an ankle problem that delayed his senior debut until the end of September, when he scored in Chelsea's 7-1 Carabao Cup hammering of Grimsby.
James has followed in the footsteps of fellow academy graduates Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fikayo Tomori and Billy Gilmour, who have also committed their futures to Chelsea since Lampard's appointment.
Chelsea have also been in discussions with striker Tammy Abraham over an extension to his deal which expires in 2022.
James, who joined Chelsea aged eight, said: 'It has been my dream to be here at Chelsea and play week in week out and to have a contract for another five-and-a-half years is living the dream again.

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