By Tom Gott and Graeme Bailey
Reece James’ focus stays solely on serving to Chelsea re-establish themselves as Premier League title contenders despite the interest in his providers from Manchester City and Real Madrid, 90 minutes understands.
James signed a six-year contract in 2022 and was named Chelsea captain this summer time by new supervisor Mauricio Pochettino, with the 23-year-old right-back extensively thought to be among the finest gamers on this planet in his function.
James’ growth has lengthy been admired Manchester Citywho’re conscious of the upcoming want to substitute 33-year-old Kyle Walker, however the Premier League champions aren’t believed to be engaged on a deal for the Chelsea skipper at current.
However, sources confirmed 90 minutes That real Madrid have an energetic interest in James. Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect additionally want a youthful right-back to take over from 31-year-old Dani Carvajal and the Chelsea star is amongst Real Madrid’s dream targets for the place.
Despite being conscious of interest from each groups, James is believed to be fully committed to the challenge Chelsea challenge and shouldn’t be contemplating leaving.
A transfer to a direct Premier League rival, akin to City, has been fully dominated out by James, whereas a transfer overseas shouldn’t be one thing the native followers’ favourite would take into account for a very long time sooner or later as his present targets rotate across the success in opposition to Chelsea.
James goals of main Chelsea to trophies, particularly as captain, and is eager to regain his greatest type after 12 months of harm issues.
After making simply 16 Premier League appearances final season, James suffered one other hamstring drawback within the first match of the present season which stored him out for over two months. But he has began every of Chelsea’s final two matches and performed a significant function in turning the staff round.
With James within the beginning line-up, Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 earlier than securing a dramatic 4-4 draw in opposition to City on the weekend, and the 23-year-old is targeted on constructing on that type and taking his membership again to the highest of the rating.
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