Willian is reportedly on the brink of securing services of a new two-year deal at Chelsea, ending speculation rumouring him to a move away from the London club.
The Brazilian was tipped to follow the footsteps of Eden Hazard and leave the Stamford Bridge, with Barcelona keen on to land the 30-year-old, however, he has now agreed on personal terms to extend his stay in the west London.
With a transfer ban hanging over their heads, the Blues chiefs were forced to scrap their policy of only handing a one-year contract to players aged over 30 and gave his compatriot David Luiz a two-year extension. And Willian is now set to be offered the same contract according to The Sun.
The West London club were set to risk losing him on a free at the end of next campaign, with the Catalan club willing to test their resolve with a £30million bid to land him this summer.
However, the Blues are set to hang on to the forward, which will no doubt be a welcome relief to club chiefs.
The Blues are unable to splash the money due to their transfer ban and it’s unclear who will be in charge at Stamford Bridge for them next season.
Maurizio Sarri has departed from Stamford Bridge in order to sign for Serie A champions, Juventus, with club legend Frank Lampard – who currently manages Derby County – the favourite to replace him.