Chelsea plan to offer Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois contract extensions in the new year, according to the London Evening Standard.
The report claims both players are open to extending their contracts with Chelsea, but will be looking for significant salary increases.
The key duo’s current contracts are due to expire in the summer of 2018 and Chelsea are believed to be keen to secure the players’ long-term futures as soon as possible.
Diego Costa, who’s currently the leading Premier League goalscorer with 10 goals in 12 games, was reportedly eager to return to Atletico Madrid last summer.
However, the Spanish giants failed to convince Chelsea to let Costa go, and the 28-year-old is now believed to be open to the possibility of prolonging his stay at Stamford Bridge beyond 2018. 24-year-old goalkeeper Courtois looks set to sign an extension as well.
The Belgium international has been in great form for Chelsea since Antonio Conte’s arrival and has only conceded 9 goals in 12 league games so far.
Courtois has never hidden his desire to return to La Liga one day, but it appears as though the commanding goalkeeper is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge in the next few years.
Given Chelsea’s fantastic form in the Premier League this season, this would be yet another major boost for their chances of winning the title next spring.