- Willian is hopeful David Luiz will come to terms with Chelsea over a new deal at the Premier League club
- Luiz’s current deal expires at the end of the campaign and Chelsea are unlikely to offer the Brazilian more than 12-month extension
- The 30-year-old Willian currently has 18 months left on his contract at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea star Willian is upbeat compatriot David Luiz will reach an agreement with club chiefs and extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.
According to a UK Metro report, Luiz’s current deal at west London expires at the end of the current campaign and Chelsea are not keen offering the 30-year-old Luiz more than 12-month extension, as it is the club’s policy.
Since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri from Napoli last summer, Luiz has experienced a turn around this season, missing just 90 minutes of Chelsea’s Premier League fixtures so far.
Interestingly, under former boss Antonio Conte the Brazilian centre-back struggled for game time, but Willian is confident the highly-experienced defender will remain in London.
“For sure, of course. I want [him to stay].
“We have to see if they, the club, will want him. I think they want him. For me, I want him to stay,” added Willan, who was repeatedly linked with a switch to Manchester United before Jose Mourinho’s sack.
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The 30-year-old Willian is keeping it cool at Stamford Bridge as he enters final 18 months of his current Chelsea contract.
“I’m fine, I’m fine,” he said.
“No rush about that. We can talk about that in the future, no problem,” admitted Willian, who is now among the fans’ favourite at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are expected to sign a new striker this January with Sarri eyeing the pair of Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and AC Milan’s Gonzalo Higuain.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Chelsea have surprisingly called off their chase for Real Madrid playmaker Isco after the Spaniard demanded for extra money.
According to a UK Metro report citing Sun, Chelsea and Isco representatives had agreed a £75m deal including add-ons sending the deal to £100m, but the Los Blancos star suddenly demanded for more ‘cash’ after late interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
Isco now faces a tough spell at the Los Blancos as the Santiago Benerbeu dwellers are no longer counting on him in the club’s long-term plans.
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