​Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has pleaded with the club's hierarchy to offer Willian a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

The 31-year-old winger's current deal expires at the end of the season and he is rumoured to be a target for the likes of Juventus and Barcelona who, as it stands, will be able to discuss a contract with Willian in January.
However, speaking after ​Chelsea's 2-0 win over ​Crystal Palace (via ​Goal), Lampard made no secret of just how much he wants ​Willian to stay at the club, but he accepted that the situation is out of his hands.

"The word isn’t 'no-brainer' because I can’t get involved in the money," Lampard confessed. "That’s up to the club to do. But everyone sees how much I’m relying on him, and picking him and in what he is producing, I love him at this football club. So there’s my answer.

"I know his qualities from playing with him but when I looked at Willy over the last couple of years, he was in and out of the team. You’re not sure, from the outside, I want to see him happy. Willy is a happy, easy-going lad who loves his football and that was the first thing I said to him at the start of the season."