Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed the club are in talks to extend Willian’s stay at the club beyond the end of the season.
There has been talk that he could be leaving at the end of the season as reports in the media have suggested that we may not be willing to offer him a new contract that he wants because of his age, and may be willing to let him leave the club on a free transfer, with the likes of Juventus and Barcelona eyeing up a possible deal.
But after getting the Brazilian to sign a deal until the end of July, Lampard has confirmed the club are in talks to extend Willian’s stay at the club beyond the end of the season.
Speaking to the media ahead of the home tie against Manchester City, Lampard said: “Yeah we are still talking with the players, and Willian in particular we are talking with him.
“I always felt confident they [Willian and Pedro] would remain, they’ve been fantastic professionals for the club, and servants in all senses.
“And when you have that level of professionalism within you, I think it’s a sign that they wanted to stay and see out the season at least.
“So we’ll carry on talking and see.
“But I think everybody’s focus now is on these next games, these individuals themselves and us as a club.”
Willian deserves to stay at the club beyond the season and we will be very happy to see him sign up, if he signs up!