Chelsea have reached an agreement with Brazilian international winger Willian to extend his contract by a further year.
The 30 year old still has one year left on his current deal with the West London side, but, despite interest from the likes of PSG, Barcelona and Manchester United during the previous 12 months, he has pledged his future to Chelsea for the immediate future.
The extension has been under discussion for some months, but the FIFA transfer ban has somewhat forced Chelsea’s hand, with the club forced to abandon their previous policy of only offering one year contract extensions to players aged 30 and above.
Willian moved to Stamford Bridge in 2013 from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala for £30 million in 2013, and has since helped them win the Premier League twice, the FA and League Cups, and the UEFA Europa League in May.
It is reported that Pedro also wishes to discuss a new deal with the club.
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