Chelsea trigger contract extension for Willy Caballero

Chelsea have triggered their option to extend Willy Caballero’s contract by a year, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Frank Lampard triggered a similar deal for Olivier Giroud last month and now Caballero’s deal means he is under contract until June 2021.

The 38-year-old’s deal was due to expire at the end of next month, which would have meant he was unavailable for the restart to the Premier League season.

Now though he will be available for the remaining games and ready to step into the action if Kepa Arrizabalaga is injured or dropped.

Lampard now only has Willian and Pedro Rodriguez approaching the end of their contracts and he looks like having to arrange temporary deals for the pair.

Regarding Willian’s long-term future, Football London recently described Willian’s contract situation with Chelsea as ‘dead in the water.’

Due to the player’s age, Chelsea are reportedly only willing to offer a two-year extension, one year less than what Willian desires.

Lampard though did reveal he was confident of getting his out-of-contract stars tied down in the short-term.

“The ones who are out of contract here have been great servants for the club, and actually have a lot of feeling for the club,” said Lampard.

“Of course, they’ll be concerned about themselves, in terms of how training is now is and if the pre-season is a rush they’re going to have to make sure they’re alright. So, it’s going to have to be something we have to look at, hopefully we can make that arrangement can be made so they can stay with us. I would love the squad to look as it has all season, but we’ll have to see how that works.”