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Chelsea make Jamal Blackman millionaire - though will never select him

Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is a millionaire - but unlikely to ever play for the first team.

The Sun says they are paying youngster Blackman a whopping ¬£13,000-a-week ‚Äď even though they believe he will never play a first team game for the club.

Goalkeeper Blackman was handed a bumper five-year contract by the Blues in 2014 despite bosses deciding he was unlikely to ever be good enough to make the first team.

Instead the 22-year-old is one of 38 players Chelsea have farmed out on loan, currently attempting to make his way with Wycombe.

Blackman is paid ¬£676,000-a-year by the London club ‚Äď ¬£250,000 more than England stopper Tom Heaton was earning when he helped Burnley to promotion last season.

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