Chelsea reopen contract talks with Willian after China transfer collapses – but club won’t offer more than two years


CHELSEA have re-opened talks with Willian over a contract extension, according to reports.

The Brazilian winger, 31, decided to sign a short-term deal to ensure he stayed with the club until the end of the season.

But while Pedro is on course to join Roma next season, his fellow winger’s future is still unclear.

There were reports he was in talks with an unnamed Chinese club over a transfer.

But according to Goal, those negotiations broke down and now Chelsea are again trying to work out a deal with their long-serving Brazilian.

Willian is determined to hold out for a three-year contract and was linked with Spurs and Arsenal.

But it is understood the Blues are only willing to offer an extra two years.

That in itself goes against the club’s old general rule of only giving one more year to players over the age of 30.

They did sign Olivier Giroud in 2018 and then handed David Luiz a two-year deal before selling him to Arsenal last year.

Chelsea have already agreed to bring in winger Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in the summer for £38million.

But Willian continues to prove he has plenty still to offer at Stamford Bridge.

He became the first Premier League player to score in all 12 calendar months with his double against West Ham in midweek.

That took his tally for the season to ten with three in his last two league games.


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