Willian could agree new Chelsea deal before the end of the week, with the winger’s current contract set to expire after completing season.
Frank Lampard has remained hopeful that a deal could be struck with the former Shakhtar Donetsk forward and despite offers from a host of clubs, it appears a breakthrough has been achieved over a new contract.
The 31-year-old Premier League winner has been holding out for a three-year deal. Chelsea have reportedly only offered a two-year extension.
The news will come as a blow for Arsenal, who have tracked Willian in recent weeks. Barcelona, Manchester United and David Beckham’s Inter Miami have also asked to be kept informed of his availability.
Willian has played an influential role at Stamford Bridge since Premier League football returned, scoring four and assisting in three goals.
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