Azpilicueta signs new Chelsea con­tract

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Span­ish in­ter­na­tional de­fender Ce­sar Azpilicueta says he is de­lighted to have signed a new three-and-a-half year deal with Pre­mier League lead­ers Chelsea. The 27-year-old signed from French side Mar­seille in 2012 and was a piv­otal mem­ber of the team that won the 2015 league ti­tle. In the cur­rent cam­paign un­der An­to­nio Conte he has been an ever present as Chelsea stormed to the top of the ta­ble with a run of nine wins. Azpilicueta’s new deal, which he signed on Tues­day, will tie him to Chelsea till 2020. “I’m re­ally happy to have signed a new con­tract,” he told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site. “Since I ar­rived here my tar­get was to progress as a player and win tro­phies. “This new con­tract gives me the chance to con­tinue my re­la­tion­ship with the club, that’s what I wanted and ob­vi­ously I’m re­ally happy here. “We’ve had some re­ally good mo­ments so far this sea­son. From day one, we started work­ing very hard. “We have a new man­ager with new ideas and I’m re­ally happy to be work­ing with him. — AFP

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