Chelsea starlet's camp want club to double contract offer

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Chelsea starlet Kenneth Omeruo and his camp appear to be chasing a much improved contract offer from the club, Sky Sports report.

Nigerian international Omeruo - who has yet to make a senior appearance for the Blues and will see his current deal run out in 2015 - has flourished on loan with Championship outfit Middlesbrough in recent months, yet it seems that he is looking for a far better extension than the one he has already been offered in West London.

"We want them to double the offer, but they said they have a new policy for young players who have yet to break into their first-team and this ensures they do not go overboard with their offers," Chika Akujobi - the player's advisor - said in an interview that was quoted by Sky Sports.

While such a policy may seem perfectly reasonable at first glance, Akujobi evidently believes that Omeruo's accomplished displays in English football's second tier have proved his worth and merit an improved deal.

"But Kenneth has already proved himself in the English Championship which is even more forceful and physical than the English Premier League, which is more about tactics. Chelsea have to come up and they have to do so soon, before the club go on summer holidays."

Having joined Chelsea from Belgian club Standard Liege back in January 2012, Omeruo was immediately loaned to Eredivisie outfit ADO Den Haag.

He remained at Kyocera Stadion for a total of 18 months, before returning to Chelsea at the end of the 2012/13 campaign.

Clearly not yet part of the Premier League title challenger's first-team plans at Stamford Bridge, Omeruo completed another temporary switch to Middlesbrough in January and has caught the eye with a number of assured and aerially dominant displays for a team that have been vastly improved since Spaniard Aitor Karanka - a former assistant to Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid - took the helm.

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