Chelsea have reopened talks with Willian over extending his contract past the current season.
It comes amid growing fear from Frank Lampard that the Blues star could be plying his trade for London rivals Arsenal or Tottenham.
The Brazil international’s contract was set to expire at the end of June, along with Pedro.
However, the duo have agreed short-term deals meaning that they will now stay until the end of the current campaign amid the coronavirus crisis.
And while Pedro has agreed to join Roma next season, Willian’s path is slightly more muddled.
The likes of Arsenal and Tottenham are keen on his signature with a chance to land the experienced star on a free transfer.
Willian is out of contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season
But that would be a huge blow to Lampard, who has relied on Willian massively since the restart of the Premier League.
He has started the forward in every match so far – joining N’Golo Kante as the only players to do so for the Blues.
And according to Goal, Chelsea chiefs have reopened talks with Willian over extending his stay longer at Stamford Bridge.
The 31-year-old is demanding a three-year contract – something club bigwigs are not keen on due to his age.
A two-year deal had been tabled but an agreement was not reached.
But there is now fresh hope Willian will further his seven-year stay in west London.
Arsenal and Spurs are keen on Willian
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Lampard is aware of the danger of letting one of his most trusted players depart, and worse for a London rival.
Both Arsenal and Spurs would leap at the chance to snap up the winger.
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