Posted on: Thu 25 Apr 2013

Chelsea Academy product Todd Kane has signed a new contract which keeps him at the club until 2016.

The right-back was a member of our Under-21 squad this season until he went on loan to Blackburn Rovers, a move extended last week until the end of the Championship season. He has so far made 12 appearances for the Lancashire club.

Kane has yet to make his Chelsea first team debut but he was a member of our reserve squad that won the 2011 national league, and was an integral member of our FA Youth Cup-winning side last season.

Prior to his loan to Blackburn, the 19-year-old played five games this season on loan at League One Preston North End.

Quick, strong in the tackle and a genuine goal threat when shooting from distance (as can be seen in the video above), Kane has been with Chelsea since Under-8s and is an England Under-19 international.