Chelsea and Brazilian star, Willian, are said to have reached an agreement, extending the strikers’ contract for another year.
The Blues are understood to have arrived at the decision to extend the contract of the Brazilian who is set to leave the club this year, once his contract expires.
Willian who has been in talks with other clubs for 12 months has a year to go at Stamford Bridge and the Blues are said to have taken time to convince the Brazilian international not to leave.
Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are also interested in acquiring Willian. But with the transfer ban slapped against Chelsea for two transfer windows, Chelsea are most likely to hold on to Willian and to give in to whatever that he wants.
Chelsea FC have a policy for players aged 30 years and above. They usually give a maximum of a one-year extension to players who have reached that age, until David Luiz changed all of that.
Chelsea gave Luiz a two-year contract defying the protocol that they have been following.
Luiz could have left the club last May but with the new contract offered to him, he opted to stay a bit longer and play for new manager, Frank Lampard. Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus and was replaced by the former the Blues ace player.
Willian, who joined Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 for £30 million, played a vital role for the club. Willian had won five major trophies including two League titles for the club.
However, the Brazilian claimed that the club promised him the number 10 jersey following the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid. The same number which was being negotiated by Callum Hudson-Odoi. Hudson-Odoi agents are asking Chelsea the vacant number as part of their contract.
Lampard did not comment on this issue.