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Chelsea's Ngolo Kante with the trophy following his side's UEFA Champions League final win over Manchester City at Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal on Saturday. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea's Ngolo Kante with the trophy following his side's UEFA Champions League final win over Manchester City at Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal on Saturday. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea's Ngolo Kante with the trophy following his side's UEFA Champions League final win over Manchester City at Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal on Saturday. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea look set to benefit from a massive €110million cash windfall after their Champions League final win against Manchester City in Portugal on Saturday night - and their players will get a share of that huge injection of finance.

Courtesy of the bumper UK broadcast deal for the Champions League with BT Sport, English clubs receive huge revenue each year from their participation in UEFA's elite competition.

It means they collect more money from reaching the latter stages of the Champions League than their European rivals, with the €19million Chelsea will receive for winning last weekend's final backed up by prize money already collected in the competition and a slice of the broadcast deal then added into the final total.

Liverpool collected around €100million when they won the Champions League in 2019 and now Chelsea can expect something similar, with that prize money adding to the transfer kitty available to manager Thomas Tuchel this summer.

Now it has emerged that Chelsea's player will also be celebrating their success with a huge boost to their personal bank accounts, with around €10million expected to be coming their way from a bonus pool built into all their contracts.

There are reports in the UK suggesting Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has boosted the bonus pot with a personal injection of cash, with each Chelsea player in line to receive an equal share of around €250,000 each.

Chelsea have a bonus pool that is based on collective success, with many clubs and agents preferring to place bonus schemes in contracts for individual players.

Yet the Chelsea method means each player receives the same cash bonus for success, with Champions League goal scoring hero Kai Havertz set to benefit to the same amount as unused third choice keeper Willy Caballero.

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