Pedro, Willian agree short-term contract extensions with Chelsea
Chelsea have reportedly agreed temporary contracts with Pedro and Willian to keep the wingers at the club until the end of the season.
The duo, who have spent a combined 12 years at Stamford Bridge, were due to become free agents next week.
The duo could have departed Stamford Bridge on June 30, but will now be able to feature for Frank Lampard until the campaign eventually concludes.
An official club statement read: “As a result of the global pandemic and the subsequent delayed conclusion to the campaign, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to be allowed to enter into short-term contract extensions with players whose deals were due to expire at the end of this month.
“Willian and Pedro were among those affected, and they and the club have now mutually agreed to extend contracts until the finale of the current season.
“It means they will be available for our remaining Premier League fixtures in 2019/20, as well as any future involvement in the FA Cup and Champions League.”
Report from the Telegraph shows that both players have put pen to paper on short-term extensions to see out the remainder of 2019-20, which has been extended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pedro is still expected to join Roma when the summer transfer window opens, while Willian is a rumoured target for a number of Premier League clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Frank Lampard will now be able to call upon the attacking duo for Chelsea’s remaining eight Premier League games, as well as in the FA Cup and Champions League.