Date: 13th December 2016 at 1:57pm
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Cesar Azpilicueta has put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half-year contract at Chelsea.

The defender, who joined The Blues from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille back in August 2012 following his reported £7m switch, has extended his deal at Stamford Bridge until 2020.

The 27-year-old, who has 18 international caps for Spain and faced England last month in an international friendly (2-2) at Wembley Stadium, has scored one goal and provided three assists in 18 appearances in all competitions for the Premier League leaders so far this season.

Azpilicueta told the club’s official website, “I’m really happy to have signed a new contract.

“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.

“Obviously we can still improve but the long-term aim for us is to win trophies, that is what we all want, the players, manager and fans.”

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