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Willian agrees contract extension with Chelsea — report

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Willian the Brillian set to extend his stay

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Willian has had a wonderful summer, winning the Copa America with Brazil and getting the vacated No.10 shirt as well (unconfirmed by Chelsea as yet).

Now, his summer is about to get even better as Simon Johnson of The Evening Standard reports that Willian and Chelsea have agreed terms on a contract extension which is set to keep the player at Stamford Bridge until 2021.

Willian’s future was up in the air a bit after he and the club were reportedly in a deadlock regarding the length of a potential contract extension, but it seemed certain that a deal would be struck sooner than later. PSG, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona had seen their interest waved away for the second successive summer. Willian even turned down a mega-money move to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua to stay in London.

Given the transfer ban, Hazard’s departure, and Hudson-Odoi needing some more time before returning to training, Willian’s services might be more important than ever.