EPL: Chelsea Winger Rejects New Contract Offer

Europa League holders Chelsea have been rocked with the news that winger Willian has turned down a contract offer for the club as he’s holding out for better terms.

According to Brazilian news portal UOL Esporte, Chelsea have offered Willian a two-year contract extension and that the player turned it down immediately.

Willian has few months left on his current Chelsea deal meaning that the Brazilian international will be a free agent by the end of this campaign.

The player wants a three-year deal and the aforementioned publication said that Willian is ready to leave Chelsea if club officials don’t meet that demand with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur also keen to sign him.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is no stranger to Willian having managed him while he was the Blues boss for the second time between 2013 and 2015.

Willian won his first Premier League title at Chelsea under the guidance of Jose Mourinho and both parties could reunite at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Jose Mourinho will definitely bolster his squad in the summer, and Willian could be a very cheap option for him since the Brazilian player would be a free agent by then. Spurs fans have a little history with the Brazilian winger after he snubbed the club for Chelsea.

Willian was closing on a move to Tottenham Hotspur before Chelsea hijacked the deal. He has won two Premier League titles at Chelsea since his transfer to the Premier League.

He showed his quality for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and senior clubs officials after his opening goal vs Liverpool during the week.

Willian scored the first goal of the game during the FA Cup fifth round tie at home to Liverpool before Ross Barkley added a second goal after the halftime interval. Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-0 at home to setup a quarterfinal tie at Leicester City.

 

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