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Willian’s contract is running out and the Brazilian is currently in the final year of his contract with Chelsea, and the 31-year-old hasn’t put pen to paper on a new deal.
Willian is proving that he will play a huge role for Chelsea this season and has been a key part of Frank Lampard’s side, with the Chelsea boss handing him the No. 10 jersey.
Lampard will surely want the Brazilian to renew his deal at the club but a deal hasn’t yet been agreed.
Willian has now revealed that there hasn’t been progress made in his new deal but he’s relaxed.
Asked if there had been progress in contract talks with the club, Willian replied: “No, no, nothing. [But] yes, I am still relaxed.
“I am calm, I am relaxed. I wait for the club.”
Frank Lampard also failed to give a positive update on the Brazilian’s contract.
Lampard told the media: “I have got no news on the Willian contract. That’s a conversation between Willy, his representatives and the club. Everyone can see I’m happy with Willy on the pitch.”
Willian had caught the interest of Barcelona in the past but Chelsea held out from selling their prized Brazilian to the Spanish side, and the Brazilian revealed last month that he wants to remain at the club.
Willian scored the winner for Chelsea in the win against Lille, and Lampard was full of praise for the experienced winger.
“He’s been really important. He’s a top player, I want to see him happy and have a smile on his face,” Lampard told Chelsea TV when asked about Willian’s contribution against Lille.
“His work ethic has been brilliant.
“He can take people out with his speed and trickery, and he can score goals for us.
“And that’s a lovely balance for the younger players.
“We have to have really strong competition in wide areas and attacking areas. ‘It must be like that, it must be on edge, and I’ve got a few different options in that area.
“But Willian gives us experience and he’s shown in the last two games with goals on top of great work ethic and quality.”