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Chelsea wingers Pedro and Willian are nearing the end of their contracts with Chelsea, with their contracts with the club set to expire on the 1st of July.
However, the break in football due to the coronavirus pandemic has affected the players as regards their contract situation, and has it stands now, they will not be able to play for Chelsea next month.
The Telegraph reports that many clubs and the players are stuck in limbo with the situation ahead of the Premier League getting back underway next week.
Liverpool’s Adam Lallana is out of contract this summer but has signed a short extension to keep him at Liverpool until the end of this season, but it might not be so for Pedro and Willian.
According to reports, Chelsea would like Pedro and Willian to sign short-term deals, but they are concerned that an injury picked up in July could see them struggle to find new clubs for next season.
For Willian, the Brazilian wants a three-year extension, and Chelsea are only keen on giving him a two-year deal.
When asked about Willian’s links with a free transfer to Arsenal on talkSPORT, his agent Kia Joorabchian said: “We are not sure at the moment how football is going to finish in terms of the season.
“We do know that there is a vote to try to get training back on on May 18, and from there on see if we can get some games back in mid June.
“We are not sure how FIFA and the Premier League will make decisions in terms of free agents and what happens when their contracts expire.
“There will have to be a lot of conversations, it’s not just Willian but I think all free agent players are in an awkward situation because ‘do you sign a new contract, do you sign for a month, or even a longer period’.
“That will be something that will play itself out closer to the time.”