AS MANY as five Chelsea stars could be in line for new long-term deals as Thomas Tuchel eyes sustained success at Stamford Bridge.

Reports suggest Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are set to be offered improved terms once deals for Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger are signed off.



Denmark’s Christensen could soon be putting pen to paper on a new long-term contract worth £120,000 a week.

The former Chelsea youth player has emerged as a key figure in Tuchel’s defence, despite fears he would not make it at the Champions League winners.

Rudiger’s situation is not as straightforward as he holds out for wages of around £200,000 a week.

The Germany international is free to agree a pre-contract with European clubs in January, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly circling.

Tuchel said: “I hope that they find solutions, but it's not only between coaches and players, and what we wish for,” said Tuchel. “And that's why it's between the club and the player’s agent at the moment.

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“He's in the strongest league in Europe, in a big club, so not many reasons to change that. But in the end it's between him and the club, and that's in good hands.”

Tying down Christiansen and Rudiger remains the priority as both are in the last year of their contracts.

But Tuchel is understood to be eager to lock in players he sees as crucial to Chelsea’s continued success.

The German is understood to want to extend the contracts of Kante and Jorginho, whose deals expire in 2023.

Meanwhile, academy graduate Mount is set to be propelled into the club’s top earners after his emergence as a Chelsea and England starter.

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