Willian’s agent confirms Chelsea star will make decision on future when season ends/Brazilian has offers from two PL sides

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Willian’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has, on Tuesday, moved to shed some light on the future of the Chelsea winger.

Willian’s Chelsea future

Willian has been a key figure for Chelsea over the last seven years, but his contract at Stamford Bridge has actually already expired, with the Brazilian currently playing under a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The Brazilian has scored 11 and assisted 9 for Chelsea this term, with Frank Lampard having stated earlier this month that he was hopeful the 31-year-old would stay put.

However, Chelsea and Willian appear to have reached a stumbling block when it comes to negotiations, with the Blues only willing to offer the winger a two-year deal, when he wants three.

A compromise of some form, though, did look as though it may have been reached when it was reported on Monday that Willian could sign a new contract this week.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Willian of Chelsea FC celebrates scoring his teams first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on March 03, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Willian waiting to make decision on future

However, if the aforementioned comments on the part of Kia Joorabchian are anything to go by, then the situation looks set to drag on beyond the end of the week.

Speaking to talkSPORT on Monday, Joorabchian was drawn on Willian’s contract situation, with the high-profile agent having revealed that his client will make a decision after the last game of the season, which for Chelsea looks set to be their Champions League last-16 second-leg meeting with Bayern Munich on August 8th.

Crucially, though, Joorabchian also added that Willian has two concrete offers on the table from other Premier League clubs:

“I don’t think he’s done a U-turn or any kind of turn. He’s always been very much the same mode.

“We had big offers – one from MLS which required him to move on July 1 – but he’s always wanted to finish the season at Chelsea and the day after the season has finished he would decide.

“He has two concrete offers from Premier League clubs on the table, an offer from an MLS club, and two other offers from Europe.

“He is going to make his decision after the last game of the season.”

Quotes via Goal.

Willian’s offers

On the one hand, these ‘offers’ could well have been fabricated by Joorabchian to put pressure on Chelsea to give in to Willian’s contract demands, or risk losing him to a rival.

But on the other hand, if there genuinely are offers on the table, one would assume that they are from Arsenal and Tottenham, two clubs who have been heavily linked with the Brazilian this season, and two clubs expected to struggle to spend big in the post-COVID-19 market.

It is also worth noting that Willian previously expressed a desire to remain in London, where Arsenal and Tottenham are obviously based.

See also: Everton facing stiff competition to sign former Chelsea man Jeremie Boga – Sky

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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