BABAYARO COMMITS TO CHELSEA
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Nigerian full back looked like he might leave the London side with Graeme Le Saux, Jesper Gronkjaer, Boudewijn Zenden and Jon Harley all competing for a place on the left hand side
However, the recent £3.5 million departure of Harley to neighbours Fulham has convinced the 22-year-old that he is part of Blues manager Claudio Ranieri's future plans.
"With Celestine Babayaro only having one year left on his current deal and six months away from a Bosman, that had to be resolved and he has now signed a new deal taking him up to 2005," Chelsea managing director Colin Hutchinson told the club's official website.