Chelsea transfer news: Willian to be offered new deal to prevent Blues exodus - reports

The Blues have never missed out on Europe’s top tier competition under owner Roman Abramovich

Chelsea have reportedly offered Willian a four-year contract on £120,000-a-week as they look to prevent an exodus in the summer with the club unlikely to qualify for the Champions League.

The Blues have never missed out on Europe’s top tier competition under owner Roman Abramovich but are marooned in the bottom half of the Premier League and 2-1 down in their two-legged round-of-16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain.

It is reported by the Times that Chelsea expect offers for Willian, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa if they do indeed fail to qualify for Europe. 

PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich are thought to be among the suitors preparing offers for Willian, a shining light in their dim season, after expressing an interest in the past.

The 27-year-old joined in 2013 from Anzhi Makhachkala for £30m, rejecting moves to Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, and has been a consistent and reliable figure in interim manager Guus Hiddink’s squad. 

It is assumed the outcome of Chelsea’s prolonged search for a long-term successor to Jose Mourinho may have an influence over Willian’s final decision. 

Meanwhile, Hazard is reportedly happy to stay with Chelsea next season unless Real Madrid come in for the Belgium international. 

Despite the 25-year-old’s struggles at Stamford Bridge this term, Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has showered Hazard with praise in the media since replacing Rafael Benítez at the Santiago Bernabéu in January.

According to the Daily Telegraph, last season’s Player of the Year would only be prepared to leave Chelsea if Madrid are the suitors.

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