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Willian 'prefers Chelsea stay over Barcelona move'

Willian 'prefers Chelsea stay over Barca move'
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Willian reportedly prefers to extend his stay at Chelsea past the end of this season, rather than move to Barcelona on a free transfer.

Willian is reportedly prioritising a new contract at Chelsea over the possibility of joining Barcelona on a free transfer.

As a result of his existing deal being due to expire in the summer, Willian and his representatives have been attempting to agree fresh terms with the Blues hierarchy.

However, the relevant parties are yet to reach a positive conclusion, keeping open the possibility of the playmaker leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the campaign.

Despite Barcelona being keen to sign the Brazilian, ESPN claims that the 31-year-old is focused on trying to prolong his stay at Chelsea.

The report says that Willian, who wants a three-year contract, and his family are settled in England's capital after spending six-and-a-half years with the club.

Manager Frank Lampard has previously called on the Chelsea board to reach a compromise with a player who has spent much of the season in his starting lineup.

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