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Willian discusses his ‘difficult’ contract talks with Chelsea

Willian has suggested he will be leaving Chelsea this summer after discussing his ‘difficult’ contract talks with the club.

The Brazilian international is out-of-contract at the end of the season with talks having stalled over the terms of the new deal, the west London side unwilling to offer the winger a three-year extension to his current terms.

Chelsea have a policy of only offering one-year extensions to players over the age of 30 but have compromised with a two-year offer for Willian, though that appears not enough to find a breakthrough with a departure now seemingly the most likeliest option.

The winger refused to rule out the possibility of remaining at Stamford Bridge, but says no talks are being held at present with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham monitoring the 31-year-old’s situation ahead of a potential free transfer move.

“Really a very beautiful story that I built at this club, I have a very special affection for the fans, for the people who work there and I identified myself a lot here,” Willian told Fox Sports.

“Everyone knows that my contract ends now in a few months, so the renewal is really a difficult thing to happen.

“I think it will be very difficult for me to renew because Chelsea offered me two years, I asked for three and it ended there, we didn’t talk anymore, we didn’t negotiate anymore.

“Three years… Chelsea said it would be impossible, so for now theres this difficulty, but nothing is impossible.

“We don’t know what can happen, suddenly we could make a deal and get it right. But what I can say today is that my contract is going over and I will be free to negotiate with any team.”

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