Ramires signs new contract at Chelsea until 2019, 'very happy' with deal

Chelsea have announced that midfielder Ramires has signed a new contract with the Premier League champions.

Ramires, 28, has agreed new terms that tie him to the club until 2019.

The Brazil international joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2010 and he has since made 241 appearances for the Blues.

Ramires told the club's official website: "I am very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea.

"My family and I are very happy here in London and in the past five years the club has lifted every major trophy. I hope to be an important part of many more successes in the next four years."

Ramires helped Chelsea lift the Premier League title and League Cup last season, while he has also won the Europa League, FA Cup and Champions League.