Willian puts Chelsea on hold after refusing to sign new 2-year contract extension

Willian puts Chelsea on hold after refusing to sign new 2-year contract extension

- Willian might have cast doubt on his future at Chelsea

- The 31-year-old was said to have refused signing a new two-year deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge beyond this summer

- Clubs like Arsenal, Barcelona and a few others are hoping they can lure him away from his present club

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Willian's future at Chelsea is in serious doubt after the Brazilian forward reportedly shunned the club's new two-year offer.

The 31-year-old was missing in action when the Blues squandered their healthy chance to lift silverware this campaign following their 2-1 defeat to Arsenal at Wembley Stadium.

Christian Pulisic's early strike ended a mere consolation for the Stamford Bridge outfit as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found the net twice in the game.

The forward who has been linked with a number of top clubs including Barcelona and Arsenal is hoping to recover well in time for his side's Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

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Willian puts Chelsea on hold after refusing to sign new 2-year contract extension

Willian in action for Premier League side Chelsea. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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They head into the game with three goals deficit as they have just 90 minutes to overturn the result from the first leg in their favour.

However, with the likes of Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta, Pedro and Billy Gilmour all out injured, the task becomes very daunting for Frank Lampard's men according to Goal.com.

Meanwhile, both Jorginho and Marcos Alonso will also miss the party due to suspension from the first leg.

Willian has contributed 20 goals in 47 appearances this campaign - 11 goals and nine assists in all competitions and the club will need his experience next term.

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Although, the winger's refusal to signing a new deal with the Premier League club could be traced to them signing replacements for him already.

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner and Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech joined the Blues in a combined cost of about £84 million ($105m) this summer.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Willian and Pedro will not be leaving Chelsea at the end of June when their respective contracts expire.

The attacking duo have agreed with the Blues to stay until the current Premier League season ends in July.

However, both the Brazilian and the Spaniard will not participate in Chelsea's Champions League campaign in August.

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