The Brazilian winger looks to be heading to the exit door at Stamford Bridge after contract negotiation once again stalled.
Willian, 31, whose contract expired at the end of June, but reached an agreement with the club to stay till the end of the season. But as been unable to reach an agreement on a new contract with the club.
He has however kept the club in the dark over his final decision; the winger has been an important figure for the Blues since the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, as he has four goals and three assists in 10 appearances since the restart of the season.
Willian is currently recovering from an Achilles injury as he was unavailable for the FA Cup final against Arsenal.
Willian shared on his Instagram shortly before the game, he wrote.
” I did treatment until the last minute to be able to be in the field, but this time, unfortunately, it will not be possible.
I will be at Stamford Bridge, supporting my teammates. Come on, Chelsea!
The 31-year -old is hoping to be fit for the Blues Champions League fixture against Bayern Munich as they hope to overturn a first-leg 3-0 deficit on Saturday.
His representative Kia Joorabchian while speaking to talkSport said “I don’t think he’s done a U-turn or any turn. He’s always been very much in the same mode. We had big offers- one from MLS which required him to move on July 1- but he’s a; ways wanted to finish the season at Chelsea, and the day after the season has finished he would decide.
Chelsea boss Lampard is hopeful the club will find a sutable solution with the contract situation
Speaking to reporters after the FA Cup final ” It is his decision, i haven’t got that answer. I know the situation at the club’s end. I have a great relationship with Willian, but I dont actually know what the decision is.
The Blues hope of holding on to their Brazilian star is quite slim. With the strict policy they follow with players over 30 years, Willian may be playing his last season for Chelsea.