Willian Rejects Latest Chelsea Contract Offer as ‘English Sides’ Make Approach

?Chelsea forward Willian has rejected the club’s latest contract proposal, and he is said to be considering offers from other Premier League sides. 

The Brazilian has featured 36 times in all competitions so far this season for Frank Lampard’s side, but his contract is due to expire at the end of the season. 

With the player yet to agree a new deal, he has been linked with a number of teams across Europe. Most notably, Barcelona have long shown an interest in him, and Tottenham have also been keeping tabs on his situation. 


Brazilian outlet UOL (via ?Sport Witness) are now reporting that the Blues have given the 31-year-old a chance to extend his stay in west London by offering him a two-year contract extension. However, the player has turned it down as he is holding out for at least a three-year deal. 

As a result, Willian is already considering offers from different clubs. Moreover, he is said to want to stay in London, and he’s already had ‘approaches’ from a number of sides.

The report further notes the ‘coincidence’ that Willian has struggled to hold down a starting spot since the January transfer window has closed. In fact, since the close of the winter window, the winger has started just one of the Blues’ four league games. 

A potential move to ?Barcelona for Willian has been reported countless times in the past, but he has more recently been linked with a move to ?Tottenham after naming current Spurs boss José Mourinho ?as one of the best coaches he has worked with. He also discussed their ‘special relationship’.

Elsewhere, the player also ?recently admitted that he doesn’t know if it will be possible to renew his deal, explaining the situation as ‘difficult’. In response, ?Lampard expressed his frustration at Willian’s comments, but did confirm that talks were ongoing. 

It remains to be seen where ?Chelsea’s number ten will be playing his football next season, but with the player rejecting the club’s proposal, clubs will be looking to take advantage.