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SportChelsea hit stumbling block in Willian contract negotiations

14:06  18 june  2019
14:06  18 june  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Willian set to miss start of Chelsea pre-season

Willian set to miss start of Chelsea pre-season Chelsea forward Willian looks set to be absent for the start of pre-season after being named as an emergency call-up to Brazil’s Copa America squad. Manager Tite has called on the 30-year-old to replace Neymar at the summer tournament following the Paris Saint-Germain star’s devastating ankle injury. Neymar reluctantly withdrew from the hosts’ squad on Thursday and Willian was announced as his replacement on Friday, inheriting the no. 10 shirt. Twitter: OFFICIAL: Willian has been called up to the 2019 Copa America. He will replace Neymar and take his number 10 shirt. https://t.

Contract negotiations between Chelsea and Thibaut Courtois have stalled with the Belgian demanding wages on the level of David De Gea. An impressive season between the sticks for the Blues have forced the club’s hand, with the Belgian’s contract due to run out in two years’ time.

Willian made his Chelsea debut in a Champions League home game against Basel in September 2013 and scored his first goal for the Blues the following month in a 3-1 win Willian signed a new four-year contract in July 2016 and hit the net in the second home game of the campaign, a win against Burnley.

Chelsea hit stumbling block in Willian contract negotiations © Buda Mendes/Getty Images Sport Brazil Press Conference & Training Session - Porto Alegre

Chelsea are looking to offer Willian a new deal amid interest from La Liga giants Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, but are reportedly struggling to agree a new deal with the Brazilian.

The Blues rejected bids of £35million from both Barca and Atleti for Willian on Monday, and have responded by initiating talks with the winger over a new deal the Evening Standard report.

Chelsea hit stumbling block in Willian contract negotiations © Buda Mendes/Getty Images Sport Buda Mendes/Getty Images Sport

However the report suggests that the Brazil international is looking to agree a new two-year contract extension, similar to the deal his fellow countryman David Luiz signed last month.

Chelsea, though, are reportedly only willing to offer the winger a 12-month contract extension, with the Brazilian still having one year left on his current deal, while Luiz was out of contract this summer.

The Blues may have to succumb to Willian’s demands, however, given their two window transfer ban and are likely to compromise to agree on a deal, the report claims.

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