Chelsea was compelled to act after a player refused two contract offers.
Chelsea was compelled to act after the player turned down two contract offers.
Chelsea have extended Ian Maatsen’s contract by one year.
The Dutchman’s Chelsea contract was set to expire in June, but the Blues want to keep him despite interest from rival clubs.
Chelsea recently offered Maatsen an upgraded contract offer twice, according to the Evening Standard, but the left-back turned them both down.
His lack of playing time is thought to have contributed to his behavior, albeit the article also states that Chelsea has already opted to activate the 12-month extension clause in his existing contract.
Other teams were interested in Maatsen throughout the summer, but he chose to stay and compete for a position in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
Maatsen may be considering leaving Chelsea after only 83 minutes of league game this season, with Manchester City and Barcelona both reportedly interested in the midfielder.