Chelsea agreed a deal in principle with Willian to extend his contract before Frank Lampard took the reins at Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.
Willian remains in a precarious situation at Chelsea, with his contract set to expire next summer and Marina Granovskaia’s policy for players over the age of 30 a potential prohibitant.
While Marina did make an exception to tie down David Luiz to a two-year contract, the Brazilian is one of the most influential members of the dressing room. It’s unclear if compatriot Willian is thought of the same.
We have been offered little suggestion as to Lampard’s plans with Willian, but if this snippet of information published by The Sun is true, it could prove to be bad news for the winger.
The Sun claim that Willian had an agreement in principle with Chelsea to extend his contract, but it looks as though the appointment of Lampard as head coach has put the brakes on proceedings.
Both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount have extended their futures since Lampard took over. If negotiations with Willian were so advanced before his appointment, why is it yet to be announced?
Could Lampard be having doubts as to whether to keep Willian around? What do you make of this situation, Blues fans?