Cole Palmer now worth £85m according to Chelsea – but selling him should be off the cards

Cole Palmer only signed for Chelsea at the start of the season, but it’s a sign of how well things have gone that there’s already talk of a new contract for the 21 year old.

He has exceeded all expectations by such a large margin that it already seems important to make sure he’s locked down longer term. We’re not expecting the club to rush into this – they are finally in a strong position with a player, given the long term deal he signed – and they will take their time before giving him a raise.

Peter O’Rourke of Football Insider says that the club’s valuation of Palmer has doubled from the £42.5m they pair for him.

We’re not too interested into the valuation because we’re not too interested in the club selling him. We want Cole to continue to be the centre-piece of this team for years to come, not be a chip to be cashed in at some point.

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