Two teams are thought to be leading the race to sign Chelsea winger Willian, amid speculation that he is struggling to agree a contract extension.
Marina Granovskaia and the rest of the Chelsea board are standing firm over the club’s one-year contract policy for players over the age of 30. With Willian entering the final 18 months of his deal, doubts have been cast over his future as a Chelsea player.
Recent reports claim that Willian feels entitled to a longer deal which would reflect his value to the club, but we haven’t compromised for John Terry, Frank Lampard or Ashley Cole. He has a tough time convincing Marina to bend the rules to make him happy.
His camp will no doubt have one eye on a transfer this summer, if only as a contingency plan, and by the look of things, there’s no shortage of interest in signing him. Brazilian outlet UOL believe that both Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring the situation.
Both sides would be willing to stump up serious cash for Willian, even if he had just one year remaining on his contract. He would presumably be open to either if it was clear his time at Chelsea was done. Let’s wait and see what happens between now and the summer.