Mauri closing in on new Lazio deal

Former Italy international midfielder Stefano Mauri is close to signing a new contract with Chelsea.

Mauri’s agent, Tiziano Gonzaga, expects the 29-year-old to sign a new deal soon.

“The fundamental change is that now he feels confidence. He feels the support of the president, who never wanted to sell him and in the early stage [of the season], the manager has selected him frequently,” he said to lalaziosiamonoi.it.

“I always say until it’s in black and white you cannot say it’s done, but I am calm and convinced that we are close [to finalizing his contract renewal].”