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Lampard breaks silence on Willian

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Frank Lampard has given his assessment of the current situation involving Willian’s near-certain transfer from Chelsea for Arsenal.

Willian seems to be on the verge of swapping Chelsea for Arsenal after agreeing on a three-year contract at the Emirates.

However, the Brazilian winger is understood to be ‘upset and offended’ by the way the Blues have treated him.

Willian had been pushing for a three-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea were unwilling to meet his demands due to his age.

The 31-year-old has, therefore, decided to join cross-town rivals Arsenal, leaving many of the fans fuming.

Frank Lampard insists, though, there will be no hard feelings should the winger complete his switch to north London.

“It actually doesn’t matter about the disappointment from any party in this situation,” Lampard said, as relayed by the talkSPORT.

“I haven’t got an answer for you (if Willian will leave) first and foremost, because Willian remains our player at the moment.

“He’s injured for Saturday, and he was injured for the cup final. He would have given everything to play in those games.

“I know Willian well, I’ve seen him, he’s carried this injury a little bit from the latter part of the restart.

“In terms of being disappointed, certainly as a club, I think we have done everything we can to explain to Willian, and mine and his relationship is really close.

“I would have no feeling of disappointment if he does move on.

“I’ve played with him, coached him, he’s a fantastic man and a fantastic player.

“I think he will feel like that about Chelsea; I’ll leave him to say his own words.

“But I don’t want anyone to try and find a negative attitude, because the club have acted very well in this as well.

“I don’t have the answer, if he moves on, I personally would wish him well. And that’s kind of where we’re at now.”