Chelsea ready to open contract talks with South American No.22 forward

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Chelsea are reportedly ready to open talks with Brazil international forward Willian over signing a new contract amid interest from Juventus and Real Madrid.

The Brazil international forward ha played his 300th game for the Blues in midweek, scoring the winning goal in the Champions League win against Lille, while

However, the midfielder has less than a year left on his current deal, putting the 31-year-old forward in a position where he can hold discussions with the foreign team when the transfer window ill be re-opened in January.

According to The Express, the West London club are prepared to react by offering Brazilian forward fresh terms, a move which is expected to be welcomed by the 31-year-old forward.

The report suggests that Willian is keen to extend his stay at the Premier League heavyweights with his family settled in England’s capital.

While showing a desire to use several of the team’s academy players, Chelsea head-coach Frank Lampard is also believed to want Willian to remain at Stamford Bridge to be a mentor for youngsters like Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

La Liga giants Barcelona are believed to be keen on to lure Willian on a free transfer to Nou Camp in the summer.