Report: Chelsea extend Willy Caballero's contract

Chelsea have reportedly exercised the one-year option in Willy Caballero’s contract to keep the goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge until summer 2021.

The 38-year-old is among the five Chelsea players whose contracts expired this summer, alongside Willian, Pedro, Olivier Giroud and Marco van Ginkel.

According to a report from the Telegraph, Chelsea have now opted to keep the veteran goalkeeper for another season.

The West London outfit have already extended Giroud’s contract in a similar fashion according to previous reports, although we still await the official announcement.

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Caballero has mostly played second fiddle to Kepa Arrizabalaga this season. However, he had a run where he started in six consecutive games including against Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich.

The Argentina international has played nine games in all competitions so far this season.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has recently opened up about his desire to keep his squad intact for the upcoming campaign.

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He told Chelsea’s official website: “We have big players in that position so that’s obviously something I’m looking at very carefully.

“Hopefully we can have that arrangement so they can stay with us because if we play again I would love the squad to look as it’s looked all season, but we’ll have to see how that works.”

Although the remaining three, Pedro, Willian and Van Ginkel, could still sign a new deal before the end of the season, they would also likely receive offers from other top clubs.

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