Chelsea has no intention of selling Reece James to Real Madrid, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Reece James, who was named Chelsea captain in the summer, holds a crucial role at the club and is highly valued by both manager Mauricio Pochettino and the club’s leadership.
Real Madrid has reportedly identified James as the ideal replacement for Dani Carvajal, but Chelsea is resolute in not selling him. James remains under contract with the club until 2028.
Despite ongoing rumors linking Reece James to Real Madrid, it’s essential to consider Chelsea’s standpoint, emphasizing that he is an exceptionally vital player,” Romano stated as quoted by Sportskeeda.
“Despite his misfortune with injuries, the club still sees his potential as extremely high. The owners, the board, and Pochettino all envision him as a key part of the project, which is why he was made captain. The player himself is firmly focused on Chelsea.”
Reece James came through Chelsea’s youth system and made his debut for the club in 2019. The 24-year-old has already claimed several major titles, including the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup.
Chelsea’s refusal to consider the sale of Reece James reflects the club’s commitment to retaining key players and securing its long-term prospects in top-tier competitions. This decision reinforces James’s importance to the club and its determination to keep him despite reported interest from Real Madrid.