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Reece James responds to Real Madrid transfer links

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Real Madrid reportedly asked about the England international’s availability in April.

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Reece James has shut the door on a potential summer exit from Chelsea.

The 22-year-old, a product of the Premier League club’s youth system, has made the right-back position his own at Stamford Bridge since former manager Frank Lampard gave him his big break in 2019.

His impressive displays have won him a spot on the English national team and caught the eye of clubs across Europe, including Real Madrid. The Spanish and European champions reportedly made an approach to Chelsea in April for a move in 2023.

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Reece James remains committed to Chelsea

But when questioned about the reports linking him away from Chelsea, James stated he has no plans to leave the club that he has always supported.

“I’d like to think [my future is at Stamford Bridge]. I grew up as a Chelsea fan and you know I made my name playing for Chelsea, the club I’ve always supported but I don’t see why anything would change. I play for Chelsea now and I’m enjoying it,” he told BBC Sport.

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“It is an exciting time. Not much changes from the players or the management’s point of view. I still want to win every competition and every game. There’s no reason why we can’t do that.”

James is currently in the United States, along with the rest of the team, for Chelsea’s pre-season tour.