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Kelly's joy at Fulham extension

IRELAND'S Stephen Kelly has signed a two-year contract extension with Fulham.

The Republic of Ireland full-back established himself as a key part of manager Martin Jol's plans last season and has now committed himself to the club until the end of the 2013-14 season. The 28-year-old said: "I'm delighted that it's sorted now and I can hopefully continue on from last year.

"It was a really good end to the season with the way we finished off, the way we were playing, and I just hope we can continue on with that again.

"Last season was fantastic for me, playing pretty much every game from Christmas onwards. To cement myself as the number one right-back was great and hopefully I can continue on with that this season.

"To sign another contract here is fantastic. I'm delighted to be staying at the club and I just want to carry on with the progression I've made over the last year or so."

The club have added three new faces to the squad over the summer in Mladen Petric, Sascha Riether and Hugo Rodallega, and Kelly is looking forward to getting to know the latest additions to the Fulham team.

Hazard Jr joins Blues

Thorgan Hazard will join his older brother Eden at Stamford Bridge next season after Chelsea confirmed his signing from Lens.

The 19-year-old had only played 11 times for the Ligue 2 club, but the Blues clearly see some potential in Hazard Jr, who had just a year remaining on his contract at Lens, although they revealed the young midfielder could be immediately loaned out to another club.