Chelsea Goalkeeper Sign New Contract

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Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero has signed a new one-year contract extension at the club.

The 37 year old goalkeeper had been linked with a move to West Ham, who wanted to sign him as backup for Polish stopper Lukasz Fabianski.

Caballero signed from Premier League rivals Manchester City in 2017.

Caballero has now committed to Chelsea for the 2019-20 season, joining team-mate Olivier Giroud, who signed a similar extension on Tuesday.

“I am very happy to renew my contract with Chelsea and hopefully we can enjoy the next season and achieve a lot of targets,” Caballero said.

“For me to stay at a big club like Chelsea was a really easy decision.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “Willy is an excellent professional who has served us extremely well over the past two years. He has provided reliable backup in that time and enjoyed some memorable performances, as well as helping us secure the FA Cup last season and reach the Europa League final later this month.

“He has also been a positive presence at the training ground, demonstrating dedication and professionalism every day and helping bring out the best in our first-choice goalkeepers. We are pleased to retain his services for the 2019/20 season.”

Caballero has made nine first-team appearances this season and kept five clean sheets, including the Premier League victory over Tottenham at the Bridge.

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