Chelsea are preparing a lucrative new contract for Thomas Tuchel to reward the German for his phenomenal start at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.
Tuchel has led a remarkable recovery since replacing Frank Lampard in January, taking the Blues from ninth in the Premier League to fourth.
Equally impressive is how he has steered the west Londoners to the finals of the FA Cup and Champions League.
While Tuchel has just over one year remaining on his 18-month contract, he is understood to be entitled to an extension if he hits certain targets.
Nonetheless, Stamford Bridge chiefs are keen to hand him an entirely new deal with improved terms.
That’s according to the Daily Mail , which claims Tuchel will be given a two-year contract with the option for a third year.
This means the former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss could stay with Chelsea until 2024, while the new deal will also increase his £7million-a-year wages.
The report notes Chelsea took the initiative in pursuing new terms for Tuchel.
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The 47-year-old is directing all his efforts to bringing home two major trophies and securing Champions League qualification, with Chelsea hosting London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Tuchel will reportedly take home hefty bonuses should Chelsea triumph in the Champions League and finish in the top four.
The Blues face Manchester City with European champion status on the line in Istanbul later this month.
Before that, they have a Wembley showdown with Leicester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
It is claimed Tuchel will receive a substantially lower bonus for winning the FA Cup compared to the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are keen to agree new terms with N’Golo Kante – who has two years remaining on his current deal – and they are poised to activate a one-year extension in Thiago Silva’s contract.
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