Chelsea have received a major boost as they plan on manoeuvring a transfer ban, after three promising youngsters signed three-year contract extensions at the club.
The trio; Juan Castillo, George McEachran and Tariq Uwakwe spent last season playing for the club's development squad, with McEachran’s performances earning him a place on the bench for our Europa League fixture against MOL Vidi in December and as part of the travelling squad to Baku for the final.
Castillo joined from Ajax in the summer of 2016 and was linked with a move away from the club in recent months, only for him to make a u-turn and extend his stay.
He claimed a clean sweep of silverware with the Under-18s, winning the national title and FA Youth Cup in his first year in England, before playing his part in the domestic treble success in 2017/18 and featuring throughout the club's run to the UEFA Youth League final last term.
Uwakwe has been with the club for 11 seasons now, but his development has been hampered by injuries, though he still played a key role in the club's UEFA Youth League and Premier League 2 campaigns.
Youth team defender Sam McClelland has also signed his first professional contract. The Northern Irish teenager played 20 times for the club's Under-18s last season.
This is good news to the club, which is currently banned from signing new players.