REPORT: Willian Rejects Latest Chelsea Offer Amid Arsenal Rumours

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Willian of Chelsea controls the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis/Pool via Getty Images)

After seven years at the club, Willian is reportedly edging closer than ever to a Chelsea exit. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Brazilian has rejected the latest contract offer from Chelsea to extend his contract until June 2022. Romano also reported interest from Arsenal, claiming that the Gunners have initiated talks with his representatives over a potential move.

Willian on Verge of Chelsea Exit

Arsenal: The Perfect Destination for Willian

With Willian reportedly settled in London, Arsenal may well prove to be the perfect candidates for his signature. Financially, with Willian becoming a free agent at his contract’s end,  the Gunners should have no problem sealing a deal. When it comes to game time, too, Willian would be an invaluable member of a young and inexperienced Arsenal squad; the 31-year-old could play a pivotal part in the development of players such as Bukayo Saka.

The Brazilian will want more than just a position of guidance, however. After 20 goal involvements in the season just gone, he has more than proven his capabilities to potential on looking suitors. His post lockdown form, in particular, could have convinced Mikel Arteta to take Willian to the Emirates this summer in a bargain deal.

Other Options

Willian’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, stated interest of up to five clubs last week with two of those being Premier League clubs, two European and one MLS team. Fabrizio Romano has reported, though, that Barcelona are not one of the clubs in a position to pursue the Chelsea winger. He stated that a bid is yet to be made from the former La Liga champions.

As it stands, Willian’s last game in a Chelsea shirt will be against Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 clash, a tie Chelsea are currently 3-0 down in on aggregate after a dismal first leg performance.

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