Chelsea have tied young defender Todd Kane down to a new three-year contract.
The 21-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, has yet to make a senior competitive appearance for the Premier League champions.
But Jose Mourinho has seen enough in him to secure his future at Stamford Bridge.
Todd Kane has today signed a new three-year contract… http://t.co/myysOG5mMS
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 3, 2015
Kane, who has also had loan spells at Blackburn Rovers and Bristol City, was part of Chelsea’s Under-18 side which won the FA Youth Cup in 2012, and has also skippered the Under-21 team.
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Mourinho has admitted that he would like to add a couple of defenders to his squad this summer, and has Everton’s England international John Stones and Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman on his wish-list.
If neither of those deals were to materialise, Kane might find himself deputy to Branislav Ivanovic at right-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta busy on the left flank and Andreas Christensen already out on loan.