3 May 2019

Sarri: Luiz In Talks Over New Deal  (Sky Sports)

David LuizDavid Luiz is talking to Chelsea about a new contract, according to head coach Maurizio Sarri.

Brazil defender Luiz's contract expires at the end of the season, but Sarri says the club have held new discussions with the 32-year-old about an extension.

Asked if Luiz would be back at Stamford Bridge next season, Sarri said: "I don't know on David Luiz.

"I know that he had a meeting four or five days ago, but then my mind was on this match. I didn't ask him the result of it."

A laughing Sarri added: "If you want, I will ask him tomorrow."

Sarri was in a good mood after a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their Europa League semi final put them in a good position to reach the final.

But Sarri warned: "They (Frankfurt) are very dangerous at home, but they are really very dangerous away.

"We want to go to the final, but we know very well we'll have to play a very good match next week."

Frankfurt boss Adi Hutter said: "Everything is still possible. We have to score a goal, that's a fact, and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge will be the great favourites.

"But after the goalless draw here against Inter, no one thought we could go to Milan and win.

"That's how we have to act in London, be confident, brave and courageous. Anything is possible."

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