Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is making preparations to be without Willian and Pedro, with the pair yet to sign short-term contract extensions, according to reports in England.
The two players currently have deals that expire on June 30th but it was hoped that they would agree to stay for a further month in order to complete the Premier League season.
However, with the June 23rd deadline looming, neither Willian nor Pedro have so far signed on the dotted line, and fans on Twitter are getting frustrated with the situation:
Both past it, time to move on
— Matt Smith (@mis2207) June 17, 2020
They can go and we can hv good signings
— alvin chris (@alvinchris3) June 17, 2020
@ChelseaFC can do without Willian and Pedro agreeing a temporary contract.
— Chika Usulor (@ChikaUsulor) June 16, 2020
We can get by. CHO, Pulisic, Anjorin, Mount
— Muad'Dib (@atriedesP) June 16, 2020
I can’t even stand them. They really wanna leave the club in bad terms like that? At least just finish the season.
— nick (@nick_penksy) June 16, 2020
Thanks for the memories boys. With 5 subs available till the end of the season I say we ride it out.
— Caesar (@LongLiveMouth) June 16, 2020
Can't remember the last time Pedro had a good game, no big loss if he were to leave tomorrow.
— Terry Scott (@Terry_Scott22) June 16, 2020
They should go please
— stanley (@IIKABOYY) June 16, 2020
Stuff the both of them BUT I think they will sign, seeing as Frank played them in the friendlies.
— _lsafj (@_lsafj) June 16, 2020
Willian’s stance is more surprising than Pedro’s considering the Brazilian said back in March that he would play for free in order to stay with the Blues for the remaining games.
In contrast, Pedro has been heavily linked with a switch to Roma and with the Spaniard having rarely featured this season, there is a possibility that he could leave at the end of the month.