Romeu signs new Chelsea deal

The 22-year-old, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona in the summer of 2011, has put pen to paper on a new contract which keeps him at the club until 2017

Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has signed a new three-year contract at Stamford Bridge, the club has announced.

The 22-year-old moved to the Blues from Barcelona in August 2011 and has now penned a deal to remain with Jose Mourinho's side until 2017.

Romeu made 16 Premier League appearances in his first season with the Blues, but a knee injury limited his opportunities and hampered his development.

Since then the Spaniard has found his first-team opportunities at the club limited, leading to a loan spell in La Liga with Valencia last season.

He has subsequently returned to England for preseason training with Chelsea and played over 70 minutes in a 5-0 friendly victory over Wycombe Wanderers on Wednesday.

Romeu has represented Spain at the under-21 level and played for his country at the 2012 London Olympics.