David Luiz has reassured Chelsea fans that he is close to agreeing a new contract with the club.

Standard Sport first revealed last October that the 31-year-old Brazil international was in line for a new deal after becoming an integral part of the squad this term.

Luiz, who turns 32 next month, has started 34 games for the Blues, missing just two of their Premier League matches all season.

Negotiations have been ongoing for months, with Chelsea’s policy for players over 30 being the only stumbling block because the club only offer 12 month extensions and Luiz wanted longer than that.