DAVID LUIZ revealed he is close to agreeing an extension on his Chelsea deal – which expires at the end of the season.
Luiz’s Stamford Bridge contract expires in the summer, with the Brazilian yet to extend it.
Chelsea have a policy which only allows players over the age of 30 to receive one-year deals.
This has caused a hold up over Luiz’s future, who wanted more than just a 12-month extension.
However, the centre-back, who turns 32 next month, reassured fans he is close to agreeing terms to pen a new deal.
When asked if he will still be a Chelsea player next season, Luiz said: “I think so. We are talking with the club.
“Everybody knows I love this club, I feel comfortable here and am happy here. I am doing my job very well so I think a lot is going to happen.
“I have the job best job in the world so I have to be motivated every single day. I love football, if I didn’t love football I would not be playing anymore.”
Luiz has been a key part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans at Stamford Bridge this term – with his ability to pick out a pass from the back important to his manager’s physiology.
The defender, who Chelsea re-signed for £34million in 2016, has made 37 appearances this season, with 27 coming in the Premier League.
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Sarri has handed Luiz just two Europa League starts this season – and the Italian is set to once again rest the Blues No30 tomorrow against Dynamo Kiev.
Chelsea travel to Ukraine with with a commanding lead having won the first leg 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last week.