Willian refuses to sign new two-year Chelsea contract as he holds out on more long-term deal

By | 26th February 2020

CHELSEA winger Willian has revealed that Contract negotiations have been “difficult” as the club refuse to budge on their current offer.

The Brazilian is out of contract in the summer and the two parties are about a year off on Willian’s desired three-year extension.

Chelsea have offered the 31-year-old a two-year extension which has led to talks hitting a snag.

Willian came on in the second half in Chelsea’s 3-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich last night
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Willian told Esporte Interativo after last nights Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich: “Chelsea offered me two years, and they are not going to change what they offered.

“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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Despite the uncertainty of his future at the West London club, Willian says he will remain focused.

Willian went on to say: “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 focused for the rest of the season that we have left.”

Willian came on in last night’s 3-0 home defeat in their first leg round of 16 Champions League clash against German champions Bayern Munich.

By the time the winger replaced Ross Barkley in the 61st minute, the home side found themselves two goals behind and with the away goal rule, Chelsea will need a miracle to come back and progress into the next round.

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Willian in action last night against Bayern Munich

European giants Barcelona have been long-term admirers of the player, but they’ll have to also compete with the manager who brought Willian to Chelsea, José Mourinho.

Mourinho who now manages rivals Spurs, is reportedly keen to bring the Brazilian to North London AND to the club he famously snubbed back in 2013.

Willian completed a medical at Spurs before hopping in a car and heading to Stamford Bridge.

In an interview with ESPN Brazil TV show, Resenha, Willian claimed Tottenham’s director said: “I’m going to report you to Fifa.

“Fans here in England will boo you.”

Now into his seventh season with Chelsea, the player has been a loyal servant to the club.

In the current season, Willian has played 34 games and contributing five goals and five assists.

If he leaves for fierce rivals Spurs to link up with old boss José, he could risk losing any love and respect the fans have for him.

This post written by Adam Storer originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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