Former Chelsea star Carvalho signs new deal with Ligue 1 title contenders Monaco

Stade Louis II Monaco

Ricardo Carvalho has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal with AS Monaco, having been with the Ligue 1 club since 2013.

Former Jose Mourinho favourite Ricardo Carvalho has extended his stay in Ligue 1 after penning a new one-year contract with AS Monaco - as announced on the club's official website.

The 37-year-old defender, who previously worked with the Special One at Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid will now remain at Stade Louis II until 2016.

Despite being in the latter stages of his career, Carvalho has enjoyed his time in the French top-flight.

Since moving from Madrid to Monaco, the former Portugal international has made a total of 74 appearances for the principality club.

That tally includes six appearances in the Champions League last season, with Monaco surprising many to reach the quarter-finals of the competition where they were narrowly beaten by Juventus.

"I am very happy to continue the adventure with AS Monaco I feel very good at the club and with my teammates, I love the staff," he told the club’s official website.

Carvalho brings plenty of experience to the squad, having won league titles in Portugal, Spain and England during his glittering career.

He is also one of the few to still be playing from the Porto team that won the Champions League under Jose Mourinho back in 2004.

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