David Luiz wants to remain with Chelsea for the long-term

Brazilian defender David Luiz has cited his ambition to remain with Chelsea for many years to come. The centre-back has been nearly ever-present for the Blues during their league campaign this term and he most recently starred against Manchester City by scoring the second goal of the stunning 2-0 triumph.

Shortly after the game, the central defender was asked about his future with the west London side to which he admitted that talks are progressing between the necessary parties, he said:“We are still talking, let’s see. Let’s see what the future brings. I love this club, everybody knows I want to stay.” Meanwhile, the Brazilian was further asked whether he is concerned by the current contract length but he remained relatively unperturbed saying: “I am just trying to enjoy, like every single day, Then, for sure, we will do the best thing for me, for Chelsea, for everybody.”

Luiz went out-of-favour under former boss Antonio Conte during the first half of the previous campaign and the Italian thereafter restricted himself from using the Brazilian on a regular basis, with a knee complaint given as the prime reason behind the defender’s absence during the backend of the season.

However, with the arrival of Maurizio Sarri at the helm, “Luiz has enjoyed a regular run at the heart of the defence alongside Antonio Rudiger“ and the manager has himself stressed that he would like to see the Brazilian stay put for the forthcoming seasons. Nonetheless, his contract has yet “to be extended beyond“ the current campaign with the Blues yet to bow to the player’s demands for a multi-year deal.

The west London giants have generally offered a maximum of a 12-month contract for players above the age of 30 and they appear reluctant to change the policy for Luiz despite the defender being one of the first names on Sarri’s teamsheet this season.