Chelsea FC boss Frank Lampard has admitted that he is keen to extend the contracts of Olivier Giroud and Willian.
The duo’s association with Chelsea comes to an end on June 30 and while Giroud has shown some willingness to extend his stay, Willian has previously admitted that he didn’t his future at the club.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Jamie Redknapp, Lampard said he was looking to sort the players whose contracts were coming to an end as they had been great servants for the club.
“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.
“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,” Lampard said.
Chelsea’s last game was a 4-0 win over Everton on March 8 a match where Giroud and Willian both scored.
Lampard will hope that the league can return soon with Premier League clubs expected to vote on Monday over whether the first phase of training can resume.