Albiol signs new Napoli deal

Raul Albiol has quashed speculation over his future by agreeing a new contract with Serie A runners-up Napoli.

Napoli's Raul Albiol   -  Getty Images

Napoli has announced that in-demand defender Raul Albiol has signed a new contract until 2021.

The former Spain international had been tipped to leave Stadio San Paolo ahead of the 2018-19 season, with Chelsea mentioned as a possible destination.

The 32-year-old has signed a fresh deal, though, signalling his desire to work under Napoli's new manager Carlo Ancelotti, who replaced Maurizio Sarri last month.

Albiol joined the Serie A outfit from Real Madrid in 2013 and made 39 appearances in all competitions last season.   

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