Chelsea are set to proceed talks over a brand new contract for Brazilian star Willian, regardless of the confirmed arrival of Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech.
The Blues introduced Ziyech as a brand new Chelsea participant on Thursday in a deal price an preliminary £33.3m, which can rise to £36.7m within the type of bonuses.
However the big-money signing of the Moroccan star is not going to have an effect on the negotiations over an extension for Willian, in keeping with The Unbiased, and each membership and participant are eager to seek out to a decision earlier than the top of the season.
The 31-year-old’s contract expires in June, and with Chelsea’s well-known reluctance to supply greater than one-year extensions to their over-30 stars, talks have reached a stalemate. However they’re each assured of arriving at an settlement, and the Blues have beforehand bent the foundations over their ageing stars in recent times, handing longer offers to the likes of David Luiz and Olivier Giroud.
Willian is aiming to safe a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge, however there may be more likely to be a compromise between the 2 events.
The way forward for the Brazil worldwide will likely be being intently watched by a few of Europe’s greatest groups, with Barcelona having proven common curiosity in bringing the winger to Camp Nou in recent times.
Fellow winger Pedro could too be on the way in which out of Stamford Bridge on the finish of the present marketing campaign, as his contract can also be set to run out, so a constructive conclusion over Willian’s future could turn into a precedence for Frank Lampard.
Willian has been a loyal servant to Chelsea since his arrival from
The previous Shakhtar Donetsk star has featured 24 instances within the league for the Blues this season, and he has proved to be an skilled head amongst a workforce of thrilling youth academy merchandise.