Chelsea ‘re-open talks with Willian after he turned down offer from Chinese club… but they are still not willing to hand him more than a two-year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge’
- Chelsea winger Willian has reportedly rejected an offer from China
- Brazilian’s talks with Chelsea stalled as he wanted a three-year extension
- He has been linked with a number of clubs including Tottenham and Arsenal
Chelsea have reportedly re-opened talks to keep Willian after he rejected an offer from an unnamed Chinese club.
However, Goal.com are reporting that the Blues remain firm in their stance that he will no be offered more than a two-year contract.
The Brazilian has made it clear he wants a three-year deal to stay and that he wants to remain in England, be it with Chelsea or not.
Chelsea have reportedly re-opened talks to keep Willian after he rejected an offer from China
Willian, who has been linked with Tottenham and Arsenal, has impressed since the restart, starting all three games and contributing three goals and an assist.
Speaking about Willian and team-mate Pedro last week, manager Frank Lampard said: ‘Yes we are still talking with the players and Willian in particular we are talking with him. I always felt confident that they would remain.
‘They have been fantastic professionals for the club and servants in all senses and when you have that level of professionalism within you it was a sign that they wanted to stay and see out this season at least.
Frank Lampard said talks are still ongoing ‘with Willian in particular’ over a new deal at Chelsea
‘So we will carry on talking and see but I think everybody’s focus now is on these next games, the individuals themselves and us as a club.
‘I’m pleased negotiations were relatively easy because both sides wanted the same thing. The two players wanted to make sure they could see the season out with us.
‘At this point we need them in the squad they are both important players for us so I’m happy.’
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