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Chelsea to extend Jose Bosingwa deal in the summer

Chelsea full-back Jose Bosingwa
Bosingwa has recently recovered from a serious injury

By Saj Chowdhury

Jose Bosingwa is set to stay at Chelsea until summer 2012, effectively ending speculation that he will leave the club during the January transfer window.

BBC Sport has learned that the Blues will take up the option to extend the Portugal right-back's current deal by one year when it expires in the summer.

The 28-year-old moved to the Blues from Porto in a £16m deal in 2008.

However, he missed most of the 2009/10 season with a knee injury, returning against Aston Villa in October.

Bosingwa has made 15 appearances for his club since then and played the full 90 minutes of Chelsea's 2-0 win over Blackburn last weekend.

The Portuguese full-back made his international debut in 2007 against Belgium and played for his country at Euro 2008.


But he missed out on selection for the 2010 World Cup as he was recovering from surgery on his injured knee.

Meanwhile, fellow defender Branislav Ivanovic is close to signing a new four-year deal with the west London side.

The 26-year-old Serbia international has 18 months left on his current deal.

"I want to stay and I hope it will be sorted out soon," said Ivanovic after Saturday's 2-0 win over Blackburn.

"We are talking about my new contract but we will see in the next couple of weeks.

"I don't want to say anything wrong. I hope things are going the right way. This is all I can say."

This week, Chelsea missed out on midfield target Steven Pienaar after he chose to join London rivals Tottenham from Everton.

The Blues have also been linked with a move for Benfica defender David Luiz.

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Chelsea 2-0 Blackburn Rovers
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Chelsea hit by Bosingwa lay-off
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Cech praises Bosingwa display
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Chelsea seal 16.2m Bosingwa deal
12 May 08 |  Chelsea

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