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Willian has scored three Premier League goals since the restart

Frank Lampard says he has not given up hope of Willian staying at Chelsea beyond the end of the season.

Willian signed a short-term deal with Chelsea to ensure he would see out the remainder of the extended campaign, with the Premier League set to finish on July 26.

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The Brazilian has scored three Premier League goals since the restart, and has started 32 games in all competitions for the club this season.

Lampard said talks are ongoing with the 31-year-old, although the Chelsea head coach would not begrudge the forward should he want to move on in the summer.

Willian netted twice in the 3-2 defeat at West Ham

“I haven’t given up hope on it,” Lampard said. “The club are still in discussions with him. We want him to stay at the club, but I also appreciate this contract for him is a big deal because of his age and where he’s at.

“I’ve been there before myself, and I respect that. The way he’s playing at the minute, he’s shown his worth to the…