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Ampadu commits to new five-year Chelsea deal

Ampadu had an impressive pre-season for Chelsea. Credit: PA

Wales international Ethan Ampadu has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club have announced.

Ampadu, who signed from Exeter in July 2017 with the fee agreed by tribunal, has impressed since moving to Stamford Bridge.

"I'm really proud and happy, I'm looking forward to the next five years," said the defender or midfielder, who turned 18 last week.


Robson-Kanu announces international retirement with Wales

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Wales manager Ryan Giggs has announced Hal Robson-Kanu's decision to retire from international football.

Robson-Kanu played for his country 44 times scoring 5 goals.

The announcement came after Giggs revealed his squad for the upcoming friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Denmark.

"I spoke to him yesterday and it was a difficult decision for him," Giggs said.

"He's had a difficult six months, with the birth of his baby, and he wants to focus on his family and his club career.

"He's an icon in Welsh football with the goal he scored against Belgium and I wish him all the best."

Meanwhile, Newcastle defender Paul Dummett has returned to the Wales squad after ending his international exile. Dummett told previous Wales manager Chris Coleman in May 2017 that he wanted to focus on his club career however Giggs has managed to talk the 26-year-old back into the fold.

Skipper Ashley Williams has also been named in the 25-man squad despite problems at club level, which has seen the 34-year-old defender sent off on two of his last three starts.

Chelsea defender Ethan Ampadu and Leeds striker Tyler Roberts are both included.


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