Experienced Man Utd target agrees new short-term Chelsea contract

Date published: Tuesday 23rd June 2020 3:54 - Matthew Briggs

Manchester United transfer target Willian is understood to have agreed a short-term contract extension at Chelsea.

The Evening Standard has reported the Brazilian has penned terms on a deal that will see him play for the Blues until the end of the season, with his existing deal set to expire this month.

Chelsea officially have until midnight on Tuesday to register any new short-term contracts with the Premier League.

The report also claims the club are “confident” Pedro has also agreed to extend his time at Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard has agreed to join Roma at the end of his contract, while Willian has been offered a two-year deal to remain at Chelsea.

The Brazilian though is looking for a three-year deal and is attracting interest from United, as well as London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.

According to France Football, Manchester United have made contact with the 31-year-old’s representatives.

The report claims that United want to add experience to their attack. Young players like Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial have impressed recently, but the addition of a player of Willian’s experience could help them improve further.

“It’s a difficult situation because Chelsea offered me two years and they are not going to change what they offered. I said I wanted three more years,” the winger told Esporte Interativo last month.

“The situation is difficult because of this. I really don’t know if it will be possible [to stay]. My goal is to continue working and focus on the remainder of the season, so that Chelsea can continue winning games.

“I have a clear head and I’m focused for the rest of the season that we have left. I think it’s difficult [to stay]. Let’s see what happens.”

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