Chelsea offer Islam Feruz new long term deal

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Chelsea have offered Islam Feruz a long-term contract in the hope that it will put interested parties off, reports Sky Sports.

Feruz caused quite a stir back in September 2011 with a number of clubs chasing his signature. Chelsea won the race to sign the then Celtic player, leaving Neil Lennon fuming.

It now seems that Feruz has only further impressed in his two years at Stamford Bridge with officials ready to offer him a bumper five year deal to keep him at the club for the long term. 

The 18-year-old was given a chance to impress by Jose Mourinho after being included in the Chelsea squad for their tour of Asia this summer.

However, it looks like Feruz will again have to turn to the Premier League under-21 and the NextGen series to impress but is expected to make a breakthrough in to the first XI in the near future.

Sky Sports have credited Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Barcelona and Juventus with an interest and are believed to be monitoring the contract situation. 

They are reportedly ready to pounce should contract negotiations break down.

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