Chelsea has agreed on a two-year contract extension for Dujon Sterling and will send him on loan to Blackpool in the Championship for the season.
The 21-year-old will also have an option for an extra year at Stamford Bridge after impressing in pre-season under Thomas Tuchel.
It marks a huge turnaround for the youngster who debuted for Chelsea under Antonio Conte in 2017 but had a 13-month lay-off due to an injury and then a separate illness that was not related to Covid.
Meanwhile, Chelsea is weighing up loan options for more players with Malang Sarr, Ethan Ampadu, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all gaining offers.
Tiemoue Bakayoko is on the verge of signing a two-year contract extension and going on loan to AC Milan. The Blues are set to earn €1m per year and a further €1m if Champions League qualification is achieved.