David Luiz: Chelsea defender signs new contract at Stamford Bridge until 2021

Chelsea defender David Luiz has signed a new two-year deal at Stamford Bridge, the club have confirmed.

The Brazilian, 32, was out of contract at the end of the season so speculation surrounding his future increased as the campaign went on.

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Luiz will be staying at Chelsea beyond this season

But Luiz, who helped Chelsea reach the Europa League final on Thursday night, has put that speculation to bed and has committed himself to the club until 2021.

He 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 added: “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.”

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