Speaking in an exclusive interview with Standard Sport, he said: “Would I like to renew? Yes, because it is a club that has always treated me well.

“I believe the fans have a lot of respect for me and I have a lot of respect for them. I have given my all for the club for the last three-and-a-half years.

“This is a fantastic club for me and I have had a fantastic time here. Hopefully another contract will happen. Time will tell.”

The Spain international is one of Chelsea’s highest-paid players, on £160,000 a week, but has made a huge impact since joining the club.

He has helped them win two Premier League titles, in 2015 and 2017, as well as the League Cup two years ago.