Willian has reportedly rejected Chelsea ’s latest offer of a new contract, with the 31-year-old said to be holding out for a three-year extension while the Blues have only been willing to offer him two.
With his current deal set to expire at the end of the season, Brazilian outlet UOL are reporting that Willian has already been approached by multiple other English clubs should he decide against renewing his contract with Chelsea.
This comes after Willian openly spoke about his future following his side’s disappointing 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
“Chelsea offered me two years, and they are not going to change what they offered,” he told Esporte Interativo .
Chelsea winger Willian could leave the club on a free at the end of the season
“I said I wanted three more years. The situation is difficult because of this, I really don’t know if it will be possible.
“My goal is to continue working and focus on this remainder of the season, so that Chelsea can continue winning the games for the remainder of the season.
“I have a clear head and am focused for the rest of the season that we have left.”
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is open to further negotiations with the Brazilian
When asked about the winger’s comments, Blues boss Frank Lampard admitted the situation was not “ideal” but that there is room for further negotiations.
“It’s an ongoing conversation,” he said. “Maybe not ideal timing but I don’t want to get too drawn into it because I am the manager of the team and don’t want to look too far [ahead].
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“Some of the headlines this week had a sense of frustration for me because we’re working day-to-day to finish this season and we’re not jumping ahead to the summer. Willy’s one is an ongoing situation. It’s not over….