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Chelsea youngster Reece James continues his rehabilitation after suffering ankle ligament damage while on England U20 duty.

James excelled on loan for Wigan last season and was named in the Championship team of the season.

Unfortunately for James, he picked up an ankle injury while representing England under-20s at the Toulon Tournament.

Initial reports claim that James was to be out until September, but Carefree Youth report that James can resume full training in ‘two to three weeks’.

“He has had his cast taken off after surgery,” the report on James reads.

“Hopefully he can be back fit in two to three weeks.”

The 19-year-old was expected to be part of the Chelsea team next season and fight for a place in the right-back position. But having missed pre-season through injury, it’s yet to be seen what will be the fate of the youngster, whether he will remain with the club or leave on another loan spell.

The Chelsea academy product played 45 of possible 46 games within the Championship, started in all of them and played the whole 90 minutes in 44.

James have been attracting interest from both Premier League and Championship clubs this summer, and Crystal Palace who had sold their right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United this summer, see the Chelsea youngster as a good replacement.

A week ago Starsport claimed that Palace have submitted a bid of £20m for the 19-year-old, but the Blues rejected the offer. Chelsea see James as a youngster with high potential, and are unwilling to lose him.

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