JUST IN: Chelsea club give update on Pedro and Willian contract

Chelsea football club has announced the extension of  William and Pedro contract until the end of the current campaign.

This was disclosed on Tuesday.

William and Pedro could have left Chelsea club on June 30 when their original deals we're set to expire.

With the Premier League season set to run until the end of July due to the coronavirus hiatus, that would have been a blow to Chelsea’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

But now the pair will be able to feature for Frank Lampard’s team until the campaign is concluded.

“As a result of the global pandemic and the subsequently 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,” a Chelsea statement said on Tuesday.

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.

Willian has been a key figure for Chelsea this season, while Pedro has mostly appeared as a substitute.

Chelsea are at present fourth in the Premier League and face Manchester City on Thursday.  

They likewise have a FA Cup quarter-final date with Leicester on Sunday are still in the Champions League, though trailing 3-0 after the principal leg of their last 16 tie against Bayern Munich.

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