Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri is set to earn a new contract at the club after impressing manager Frank Lampard with his early-season form.
The Italy international has made the left-back spot his own this season, displacing Marcos Alonso, and starting all four league games so far this campaign.
The 25-year-old only started 10 Premier League games all last season, but has now secured a regular starting place thanks to some eye-catching performances.
Gazzetta dello Sport are now reporting that Palmieri is going to get a new deal in return for his good form, with the club happy to scrap his current contract that runs until 2022 and offer him improved terms.
The Italian publication specifically states that his salary will rise from €3.9m (£3.5m) to €5m (£4.5m) with the new contract.
Emerson spoke of how happy he is at Stamford Bridge under Lampard in August, telling the club’s official website: ‘I arrived a year-and-a-half ago and I’m just so happy at Chelsea. Things have progressed naturally and I’m still young, only 25, so I have a lot of potential and a lot more to give.
‘I’m feeling very happy and relaxed here, which will be important for my progression. ‘My ambition is always to do my best and help the team in any way I can.
‘It’s normal when you’re at Chelsea that there’s pressure on every match because it’s a big club and that’s just part of the game. The manager is definitely keeping calm though and just making sure we’re in the best position to do our best.
‘We have so much potential to improve going forward with a manager who’s always working with us on the offensive aspect. I’m really enjoying the fact we’re playing this way in such an offensive style and I’m sure the results will come.’ He added.