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Lampard plans to extend the contracts of Willian and Giroud

teamtalk: Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is hoping to extend the contracts of Willian and Olivier Giroud if the Premier League restarts.

The Blues duo are out of contract on June 30 and can walk away for free, but Lampard is hoping that will not happen and is planning to keep the pair until the suspended season concludes.

Giroud, 33, and Willian, 31, both scored in Chelsea’s last match – a 4-0 won over Everton and Lampard knows the importance of the pair.

“It is still uncertain if and when play will get underway. We have big players [out of contract] so that’s something I’m obviously looking at very carefully,” Lampard told Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp. “The ones who are out of contract here have been great servants for the club, and actually have a lot of feeling for the club.

“Of course, they’ll be concerned about themselves, in terms of how training is now is and if the pre-season is a rush they’re going to have to make sure they’re alright. So, it’s going to have to be something we have to look at, hopefully we can make that arrangement can be made so they can stay with us. I would love the squad to look as it has all season, but we’ll have to see how that works.”

Regarding Willian’s long-term future, Football London described Willian’s contract situation with Chelsea as ‘dead in the water.’

Due to the player’s age, Chelsea are reportedly only willing to offer a two-year extension, one year less than what Willian desires.

The two-time Premier League winner is settled in London, leading to speculation that a cross-town switch to rivals Tottenham or Arsenal could be possible if a Chelsea stay is deemed unworkable.

Giroud meanwhile could also move across the capital.

Tottenham remain interested in Giroud and will offer him a multi-year deal to persuade him to sign for them once his Chelsea contract expires, sources told TEAMtalk in April.

Spurs came close to landing Giroud on transfer deadline day, as he snubbed prospective interest from Italy to try and finalise a move to North London.

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s training is scheduled to resume next week and Lampard has been considering how best to prepare his players under the current restrictions.

“We’re starting to plan because I think we’re still waiting on a few things but we know there’s a vote on Monday and there’s some testing that’s going to be done around that and then we’re looking at being back at training early-to-mid next week,” Lampard added.

“I’ve just been talking with the staff planning how phase one will look, because it’s going to look quite different for us because of the restrictions.”

Source: Published by teamtalk

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Morka kingsley
Morka kingsley
18 days ago

Cool

Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
18 days ago

It will be better and good for Chelsea to retain at least one out of the two if both can’t agree to terms of the club.

Edoama Larry Effiong
Edoama Larry Effiong
18 days ago

I don’t like giroud

Uzomacomfort
Uzomacomfort
18 days ago

Just do your best to bring back the great servant Giroud and willians who have the interest of the club at heart to help the club stand her feet in this difficult time

Maureen Eric
Maureen Eric
18 days ago

Nice

Johnson Hernandez
Johnson Hernandez
18 days ago

Chelsea’ cant keep both them the can allow giroud to go because age is no longer his side

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
17 days ago

that will be better for Chelsea. They always supplement our team

Osuji Caleb Ikechi
Osuji Caleb Ikechi
17 days ago

Giroud can go, willian is very much good. Chelsea needs a better striker not Giroud

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
17 days ago

That will be a good move by frank to keep them at Chelsea but it will be of great concern the duration of their contracts due to their age

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
17 days ago

it wil b a good news for all chelsea fans

Bolaji
Bolaji
17 days ago

that will be better

Pablo chidiebere
Pablo chidiebere
17 days ago

that is cool let them stay

Bolaji
Bolaji
17 days ago

that would be better especially willian cos Chelsea cannot afford to lose him for free

Amodu Paul
Amodu Paul
17 days ago

Both guys are still very useful in Chelsea’s squad and it is of necessity that their contract is extended.

Nelson Joseph
Nelson Joseph
17 days ago

Ok

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
17 days ago

The coach should look for younger players

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
17 days ago

Nice one

Josbisco
Josbisco
17 days ago

Dat will be gud With Chelsea

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
17 days ago

Gud 1 to know… Chelsea nids experience in their team

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
17 days ago

It will be a good for Chelsea coach Frank lampard to give a two year contract extension for both Willian & Giroud because they are both among the senior players in the team which gives the junior players advice and talk over their future

Stanley
Stanley
17 days ago

It will be good if chelsea retains both of them

Ikechukwu Osadebe Harry
Ikechukwu Osadebe Harry
17 days ago

It will be very good if he can extend their contract, at least they should be given a chance in the next season of youngsters

Ogunsola hammed Opeyemi
Ogunsola hammed Opeyemi
17 days ago

I don’t think Chelsea need them

Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
17 days ago

Will be great to extend both players deal, with that young side chelsea got, they need experience players like them, would be massive if they can convince them to stay.

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
17 days ago

It a good news fir Chelsea fans

Peace okocha
Peace okocha
17 days ago

Good move , I really think William and Giroud deserve their contract extended. Giroud needs to be played often. Please lampard,play Giroud often.

Ajagu Joseph Samson
Ajagu Joseph Samson
17 days ago

I think that will be nice

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
17 days ago

William can stay but I insist Giroud should leave Chelsea.

Sammy alabi
Sammy alabi
17 days ago

they are better player at Chelsea

Ajoseh Florence
Ajoseh Florence
17 days ago

He can retain one if not the two of them

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
17 days ago

Chelsea needs their experience

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
17 days ago

This would be better if Chelsea can retain both Williams and giroud contact, because this COVID19 has course ALOT and will surely affect transfer market this summer

Ajetunmobi Abdulrahman
Ajetunmobi Abdulrahman
17 days ago

Keep Willian and sell giroud…he’s too slow to lead our attack buy a faster striker

OdinakaGod
OdinakaGod
17 days ago

That’s nice

Micah Maikudi
Micah Maikudi
17 days ago

Lampard, one gat’s to stay atleast

Nnorom Nzenwa
Nnorom Nzenwa
17 days ago

Nice move by manager

Ekigho Grace
Ekigho Grace
17 days ago

Good idea they are both trying their best especially Williams

Umar Faruk
Umar Faruk
17 days ago

Nice

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
17 days ago

If both are still pivotal to his plans why not?

Joseph
Joseph
17 days ago

I believe Giroud contract will be extended, Tottenham can’t get hold of him

Rotimi tunbosun
Rotimi tunbosun
17 days ago

That’s good idea

Michael Josi
Michael Josi
17 days ago

Extending the contracts of these players is a good thing for the club but he should also try to retain one player if both players dosnt agree to terms

Abdulwahab Shayau
Abdulwahab Shayau
17 days ago

All the best lampard, I like the way you are given chances to young lads

Chima franklyn
Chima franklyn
17 days ago

Good one

Atte
Atte
16 days ago

The duo, Giroud and Willian, are fantastic players and part of the strong hold of Chelsea. I would love to see them remain in the club no matter what, except they have better replacements.

Ajao sherif
Ajao sherif
16 days ago

I prefer him to extend william’s contract only and leave the old giroud..

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
16 days ago

I am not a Chelsea fan but if Chelsea want to retain any contract among them they should consider giroud not William…

Gabriel Mercy Omoru
Gabriel Mercy Omoru
16 days ago

It still appears to me that Lampard ain’t looking for a result that’s different from what he’s getting from this concluding season.

Oluwasegun oyinwola
Oluwasegun oyinwola
16 days ago

Good decision

Felix Osezua
Felix Osezua
16 days ago

Lampard is thinking in the rigth direction. It is good to retain experienced and good players like Williams and Oliver