Date: 18th August 2018 at 7:00am
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Chelsea endured a turbulent few months over the course of the summer, seeing managerial speculation rumble on and a number of their stars linked with exits.

Things ended positively though with the appointment of Maurizio Sarri, while the Blues also retained the services of Eden Hazard and Willian despite the attacking duo attracting plenty of interest from across Europe.

The Sun says Brazil international Willian will be rewarded for his loyalty with a new two-year deal, that will significantly see the Blues soften their strict one-year extension only for players over the age of 30.

Willian has less than two years remaining on his current £120k-a-week deal and turned 30 earlier this month, which usually triggers Chelsea’s policy of only handing 12-month extensions to players over that threshold.

However, the report states that Willian’s commitment to the club and high-energy football will see the experienced South American handed a better offer than the Blues would usually table.

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