During Antonio Conte’s two seasons at Chelsea, Willian made 35 starts in the Premier League.

The Brazil international’s situation has improved since Maurizo Sarri took charge as he has 22 starts to his name in this campaign, scoring three goals and registering four assists.

He will turn 31 in August and his current deal at Stamford Bridge will run down in 2020.

According to Calciomercato, the former Shakhtar Donetsk man ‘could leave’ the west London club in the next transfer window after failure to find an agreement over a new contract.

It is claimed the South American is demanding a three-year contract from the English outfit, while his employer are ready to hand him an extension for two years.

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Chelsea have already been handed a ban from registering new players for the next two transfer windows by FIFA and the Blues were “astonished” after the FIFA Appeal Committee decided not to suspend “its sanction pending completion of the appeal process”.

If Chelsea’s transfer ban is not overturned and Willian decides to leave the club, it may come as a blow.