Rankine set for new Chelsea deal as Soonsup-Bell favours foreign exit
Chelsea winger Dion Rankine is set to land a new contract.
Chelsea would like to renew the contracts of several other youngsters who are less keen on staying, including striker Jude Soonsup-Bell, who has had talks with Manchester City but is now more interested in moving overseas.
Silko Thomas has had a trial at Sheffield United but is attracting interest from Southampton. In the Under-18s, Tudor Mendel-Idowu and Sam Rak-Sakyi could get poached by another academy.
Derby County loanee Joe Haigh's contract and goalkeeper Prince Adegoke are likely to be sold or released, the latter of whom dropping down the pecking order following injury, says the London Evening Standard.
Chelsea are ready to loan out Omari Hutchinson and Cesare Casadei after Bashir Humphreys agreed on a deal to join Bundesliga 2 side Paderborn.
Humphreys had options in the Championship and League One but opted for a six-month deal in Germany.