Frank Lampard remains coy on Spurs-linked player’s future

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Dom Le Roy

Frank Lampard has remained coy on Willian’s future at Chelsea amid reports that he could move across London.

The Brazilian is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and is yet to reach an agreement on an extension to his deal.

The Daily Mail claim that the 31-year-old is holding out for a three-year deal while Chelsea are only said to be prepared to offer him a two-year contract.

Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for the former Anzhi Makhachkala midfielder with Football Insider claiming last month that the North Londoners are frontrunners for his signature and have already offered him a lucrative contract and signing on fee.

Lampard admits that he maintains a healthy relationship with the player and is relaxed about whether he decides to call time on his career with the FA Cup finalists.

Willian has been in impressive form for Chelsea this season, scoring eleven goals in 47 appearances in all competitions which included a brace at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in December (transfermarkt).

Lampard told the Daily Mail: “I’ve got a great relationship with Willian. I actually don’t know what that decision (contract situation) is,

“If that happens over the next few days, as he said, that will be good to me in either way.

“Of course I’m very happy with Willian. He’s been brilliant with me this season with input and work ethic within the squad.

“But it is his choice and I respect his choice.

“He’s been a great servant for Chelsea if he decides to move on and if he does decide to move on, Chelsea obviously moves on as well. We have to look forward ourselves.”

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