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Maurizio Sarri has burst out to the media asking them to stop when asked about Willian’s contract situation at the club.

Willian is linked with a move to Barcelona and the player who is north of 30 knows that players in Chelsea do not get offered contract extensions for more than one year. Sarri has distanced himself from this policy by saying he does not know anything about any contract.

“Stop, stop, stop. I don’t know anything about the Willian contract. I don’t know what to answer. Maybe he has 12 years of contract, I don’t know. I don’t know the detail. You are trying to (make) me speak about something I don’t know.”

Sarri had previously alerted the media of his take on Willian’s importance and significance to his team.

He said: “You know very well that Willian is a very important player for us.  As I said yesterday in the news conference, in my opinion, Willian has to stay with us. In my opinion Willian has to stay with us. (He is) a very important player, like Pedro. [Callum] Hudson-Odoi is (also) becoming for us a really important player.

“With Eden (Hazard) as a striker, we need wingers. So we need Pedro. We need Hudson-Odoi. We need Willian of course. For us he’s a fundamental player.”

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