Willian says he has no qualms about playing for Chelsea into the summer, if the Premier League season is extended beyond the end of his contract due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The winger has been negotiating over a new deal with the Blues for most of the season, but while he wants a three-year contract the club, are only willing to offer him two.
However, in the unprecedented event that the currently suspended Premier League season is forced to restart after his agreement ends, Willian says he will not walk away from Chelsea.
“My contract really ends I think in July,” Willian told Brazilian TV channel Esporte Interativo.
Willian says he will play beyond the end of his contract if necessary
“And if I had to play on those dates, in these months, I think it would be no problem for me to end the League in a way which would be loyal to the club, as they always were with me.
“Regardless of a signed paper. But it’s clear that this is not a certainty, we don’t know what can happen.
“But without a doubt, as always, I will always be ready to give the best to my club regardless of my contract situation.”
Willian says he will show loyalty to the Blues if they need him
Chelsea’s policy of only offering short-term deals to players over the age of 30 means that contract talks with Willian have effectively reached an impasse.
“Chelsea offered me two years and they are not going to change what they offered,” the former Shakhtar Donetsk player said recently.
“I said I wanted three more years. The situation is difficult because of this, I really don’t know if it will be possible.
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“My goal is to continue working and focus on this remainder of the season so that Chelsea can continue winning games.”
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