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Ending Barcelona speculation – Willian ready to sign a new contract with Chelsea

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Willian is doing wonders for the young Chelsea squad this season, bringing in a much-needed veteran presence to the dressing room.

Even Lampard publicly praised Willian’s influence on the team.

The Brazilian’s contract is running out in the summer of 2020.

However, the talks of his contract extension stalled behind Chelsea’s policy to only sign one-year contracts with players over 30.

With Willian at 31 years old, he falls under that category.

However, it looks like the club and the player reached an agreement.

Talking to Yahoo Sports, Willian said:

“I have stated several times my wish is to stay at Chelsea.”

Barcelona were looking to sign the winger for a while, ever since he put up a great performance against the Catalans in the Champions League two seasons ago.