Willian suggests he will remain at Chelsea until the end of the season

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Chelsea winger Willian is set to leave the club this summer after seven years but he is open to remaining in west London for the remainder of the season.

The Premier League season came to a halt in March following the coronavirus pandemic, and is a restart is set to happen in June.

It was agreed earlier this month that clubs can agree short-term extensions with players who are out-of-contract on June 30.

Chelsea were affected by four players - Willy Caballero, Olivier Giroud, Pedro and Willian.

The Blues have subsequently announced new one-year extensions for Caballero and Giroud, but are yet to confirm any new deals for Pedro and Willian.

Willian is expected to leave this summer, but in a recent interview with Brazilian outlet Esporte Interativo, the 31-year-old revealed his is willing to see out the season with Frank Lampard's side.

"It's a difficult situation because Chelsea offered me two years and they are not going to change what they offered. I said I wanted three more years," Willian said.

“The situation is difficult because of this. I really don't know if it will be possible [to stay]. My goal is to continue working and focus on the remainder of the season, so that Chelsea can continue winning games.

"I have a clear head and I'm focused for the rest of the season that we have left. I think it's difficult [to stay]. Let's see what happens."


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