Contract talks in progress! Frank Lampard officially announces Chelsea ‘are in talks’ to sign up world class midfielder
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.
Chelsea surprised many in the media over the past few months by completing an early deal to bring Hakim Ziyech to the premier League next season for a small fee of £37 million, with many believing that he is the immediate replacement for the ageing Willian, who has been linked with a move away from the club.
There has been talk that he could be leaving at the end of the season as reports in the media have suggested that Chelsea 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 Chelsea’s 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.”
We have said it all ALONG that Chelsea would be fools to let Willian leave, so if he does stay, it will be a very smart decision fro the club as he still has alot to offer the club next season.
So lets see if Chelsea are now able to convince the man to sign up with the club.