Chelsea want to reward Victor Moses with a new contract and will hold talks in the new year.
Moses agreed a four-year deal worth £45,000 a week last year but Chelsea are already willing to negotiate another one and offer a significant pay-rise.
The 25-year-old has been one of the surprises in the Premier League this season after becoming a first-team regular at Stamford Bridge.
Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan for £9million in 2012 but has been loaned to Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham respectively in the previous three seasons.
However, coach Antonio Conte has given him a chance to impress since arriving in the summer and is a huge admirer of the Nigeria international.
Moses has made 14 appearances this season and has started the past seven League games as a right wing back in the new 3-4-3 formation.
The 25-year-old scored his fourth goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday and was also named man-of-the-match for a second week in a row.
Conte praised both Moses and Pedro, who scored the other goal for the League leaders.
The Italian said: “Pedro is playing good football, is enjoying this type of football and is showing his quality. I’m really happy for him and also for Moses, a player that during pre-season maybe you wouldn’t think you would see in the starting XI.”
By Simon Johnson. This article was first published in London’s Evening Standard.