Frank Lampard has confirmed that he will make sure he extends Willian’s contract if the Premier League campaign restarts. Willian who will  become a  free agent by June  and discussions over a possible extension at Stamford Bridge has not reached a conclusion. The 31-year-old Brazil international has rejected Chelsea’s offer of a two-year deal as the winger is seeking at least a three-year contract.



Uncertainty over player contracts remains a huge concern among clubs if the 2019/20 campaign resumes at some stage, with teams potentially set to lose squad members whose deals expire in June.
‘It is still uncertain if and when play will get underway. We have big players [out of contract] so that’s something I’m obviously looking at very carefully,’ Lampard told Sky Sports. ‘The ones who are out of contract here have been great servants for the club, and actually have a lot of feeling for the club.

Both Arsenal and Tottenham have been mooted as potential suitors, with Willian hoping to remain in London
but Chelsea winger Willian has also dismissed talk of a transfer across the capital to join rivalsTottenham, stating he hasn't had contact with Jose Mourinho.
Lampard disclosed that he wants the same squad until the end of the season if ‘Project Restart’ is successful. When asked about how  the Coronavirus is affecting the game he said  ‘Everyone will handle those situations differently,’ the Chelsea manager added.

 ‘People like Troy Deeney, you have to give the freedom to speak out, because people will be speaking from the heart. ‘I think we have to upgrade that communication so players know what they’re going through, and then they can make those decisions.’

Willian who has made his  intention known  to stay within European football, with plenty of clubs on the continent attributed with an interest in his services.
Spurs and Arsenal have been linked with a move for the experienced winger, along with the likes of Juventus and Barcelona.
This term, the Brazil international, who made the switch to Stamford Bridge back in 2013 from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala has netted seven goals in all competitions for Frank Lampard's Blues, including five in the Premier League.

The right-winger has disclosed in a YouTube channel interview that if he leaves Chelsea he may move to a rival club.

"I identified myself a lot at Chelsea, I have a lot of love for everyone at the club, and the fans.
"However, it is like I said before if I leave Chelsea with no trouble and leaving the doors open, it would be fine to move to a rival club."

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