Willian is open to penning a temporary contract that will see him stay at Chelsea beyond June 30 when his deal expires, but his long-term future at the Blues remains in doubt.
Chelsea face a difficult call over renewing the 31-year-old’s contract as rivals including Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have shown interest in landing the forward on a free transfer.
The club have a month to come to an agreement with the South American over extending his stay as the PL have set a cut-off date of June 23.
Senior figures are targeting a mid-June restart for England’s top-flight league, with the club having nine games remaining and potentially another 3 in the FA Cup after reaching the quarter-final stage.
FIFA’s guidelines have encouraged players and clubs to come to temporary agreements but an understanding between both sides is yet to have been found.
Beyond that, Chelsea have to consider the player’s long-term future, with talks remaining at a stand-still because of the club being reluctant to cave to the player’s demands for a three-year contract as they rarely offer such terms to players over 30.
“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 Brazil international told Esporte Interativo.
“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.”