Chelsea have announced that young defender Tomas Kalas has signed a new three year contract with the club.
The 22-year-old will spend next season on loan with Middlesborough, having spent the end of last season on Teeside working under Jose Mourinho’s former assistant Aitor Karanka.
Chelsea confirmed the deal in a statement on their website: "Chelsea Football Club is pleased to announce Tomas Kalas has signed a new three-year contract."
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Kalas made his debut for the club as a substitute in a 2-0 Capital One Cup victory away at Arsenal, and also featured for the Blues in their infamous 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield.
The talented youngster has previously had loan spells at Vitesse Arnhem and FC Koln.
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Jose Mourinho said after the game against Liverpool: "For a kid like Kalas to make his debut and play the way he did...I have to speak about the kid because it's a special day for him."
Busquets holds secret talks with Pedro over future
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has admitted that he has held a private conversation with teammate Pedro.
The Spanish international continues to be linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United, but Busquets wants him to stay put.
Pedro has endured a tricky time at the Nou Camp in recent times, having failed to hold down a permanent position in the side, with the trio of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Busquets admits he isn't entirely sure if he will be playing in the same side as Pedro next season, but is hopeful he will. “I have spoken to him. But I won’t tell you what he said. It was a private conversation," he said. “He is my friend and team-mate — I would want him to stay for many years. He wants to play more and get more minutes. That’s what he wants.
Chelsea starlet reveals why he had to leave
Josh McEachran has admitted it was time for a fresh start after he completed his switch from Chelsea to Brentford. The 22-year-old has endured five loan spells since 2012, representing Swansea, Middlesbrough, Watford, Wigan and Vitesse after initially breaking into the Blues first team back in 2010.
"It was time to get out of Chelsea, I was there for 15 years. I wanted a fresh start, to get settled and play somewhere week in, week out. Now it's time for me to push on," he said.