Brazilian defender David Luiz has claimed that he has no plan to leave Chelsea this summer following uncertainty over his future at Stamford Bridge.
Luiz, who had fallen out of favour under manager Antonio Conte last season, has also expressed his love for new boss Maurizio Sarri’s philosophy.
The 31-year-old joined Chelsea in 2011 from Benfica before leaving the side in 2014 for French side Paris Saint-Germain for a £50m deal, a world-record transfer for a defender.
Luiz returned to the West London side for £32m in 2016 after three seasons at Parc des Princes.
“I came back to Chelsea to stay,” Luiz told reporters.
“When I took my decision to come back here from Paris it was to win the Premier League and to do something again with Chelsea, so I am very happy here.”
“I love Sarri’s philosophy. We play high, with a lot of possession in a technical way. He’s trying to help us every single day to learn quickly his philosophy.”
“A new philosophy always takes time. But it also depends on us. If we’re dedicated every day and doing things every single day in training, we’re trying to learn quickly.”
“It is good to have fantastic players, more than just 11.”
“You have many players that can play in the starting XI, so it is a positive challenge for everybody.”
Luiz has played just 10 Premier League games in which he scored one goal during the 2017-18 season.