Chelsea will offer Willian a new two-year deal, a move which goes against the club’s policy of giving anything other than a short-term contract to players over the age of 30.
Despite the winger’s 54 appearances for the Premier League giants last season, it had claimed that the Europa League champions remained against giving him anything other than a 12-month extension.
The Blues stance appears to have changed, however, with the club facing the chance of being banned from signing new players for the next two windows.
The West London club are now happy to give the Brail international a contract which will expire at the end of the 2020-21 season.
Reports have claimed that Callum Hudson-Odoi could follow suit by committing himself to the Premier League side for the next five years.
Chelsea have recently given new contracts to David Luiz, Olivier Giroud, Cesar Azpilicueta and backup stopper Willy Caballero as they look to keep the current team together amid fears they can’t sign any new players until the summer of 2020.
While the Blues have submitted an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the latest report on the ban is that they will not push for it to be delayed over concerns it could even be increased from two to three windows.
The Brazilian was lately included in Copa America squad this summer, and there is a suggestion that Willian had wanted three years, but will settle for two.
It has previously been Chelsea’s club policy only to offer 12-month deals to players in their thirties, but exceptions have been made, possibly because of their ban.