Agent insists talented international is worth more.
Nigeria international Kenneth Omeruo has rejected a new contract at Chelsea, according to his advisor.
The 20-year-old, who spent the second half of his season on loan at Middlesbrough, has just over 12 months left to run on his current deal.
He has yet to feature for Chelsea’s first team since signing from Standard Liege in January 2012, but he is rated highly by the backroom staff at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have offered Omeruo a new deal, but agent Chika Akujobi is adamant that his client deserves significantly better terms.
Akujobi told AfricanFootball.com: “We want them to double the offer, but they said they have a new policy for young players who have yet to break into their first-team and this ensures they do not go overboard with their offers.
“But Kenneth has already proved himself in the English Championship which is even more forceful and physical than the English Premier League, which is more about tactics.
“Chelsea have to come up and they have to do so soon, before the club go on summer holidays.”
Omeruo, who has been capped 14 times at senior international level, was earlier this week named in Nigeria’s provisional 30-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
During his loan spell at Middlesbrough, he made 14 Championship appearances, helping the Teessiders keep six clean sheets in the process.