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According to a report from Goal, David Luiz wants to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge as he approaches the latter stages of his current deal.
Luiz’s current deal expires at the end of the campaign, but Chelsea are planning to open talks over a one-year extension.
The Brazil international has reinvigorated his career at Stamford Bridge under new coach Maurizio Sarri and is a key figure in the dressing room once again.
He made just 16 starts under previous boss Antonio Conte last term and had a fractious relationship with the Italian.
But Luiz, who also missed a number of matches during 2017-18 with a knee injury, has been an integral part of the club’s good form in the League under Sarri, starting all seven games so far.
The need to keep Luiz has become all the more important due to veteran centre half Gary Cahill expressing his desire to leave in January.
Cahill wants more first team football and even if he has to wait until his contract expires in the summer to get his wish, Chelsea don’t want to lose two strong experienced leaders from the squad at the same time.