Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that the talks of a contract extension between the club and Willian are still going on.
Willian has been a great servant of the club since joining them in 2013 from Anzhi Makhachkala. Since then he has made 350 appearances for the Blues and has scored 63 goals in the process. His contract was set to end last month but a short term extension has been agreed to finish the season. Frank Lampard has revealed that there is still a possibility that the Brazilian could stay at Stamford Bridge next season as contract talks are still going on.
‘I haven’t given up hope on it,” Lampard said “The club are still in discussions with him. We want him to stay but I also appreciate the fact this contract for Willian is a big deal because of his age. I have been there before myself, but the way he is playing at the moment shows his worth to the squad and I hope it is something we can get to.
“Whichever way, he has been a great servant to the club and if we can get there, I’ll be happy. If not, I will certainly wish him well as I have a lot of time for him and in the short term, we can see what he is doing for us.”
Willian has started all four games under Lampard since the restart of football. He was on the scoresheet for the Blues against West Ham as he scored a brace. He even scored the winner for Chelsea in their 2-1 win against Manchester City.