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Chelsea defender David Luiz has signed a new two-year contract with Chelsea that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2021.
The 32-year-old’s deal was due to expire at the end of the season but he has now extended his stay for two more seasons.
Luiz had been a key player for Maurizio Sarri this season and has made 47 appearances in all competitions this campaign.
With Chelsea hit with a transfer ban, the Blues have thought it wise to keep some of the senior players at the club.
Speaking about his new deal, Luiz said: “I am so happy to be here and to have this opportunity to stay. I love this club and I still have the ambition of a young player.
“It means a lot to reach another European final, and we still have the opportunity to finish in the top three of the Premier League this season and I will continue to try to do my best to help the team.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said about the deal: “We are delighted David Luiz will be staying with the club.
“He has set the perfect example to those around him throughout the campaign and been a huge influence on and off the pitch.
“With the Europa League final still to come, we hope to finish off the season with silverware and David will be central to that success in Baku and beyond.”