‘Chelsea offered me two years’ contract but Brazilian Willian opens door to summer Arsenal move
Arsenal target Willian has hinted he will be leaving Chelsea at the end of his current contract, as the Blues “are not going to change” their offer.
Chelsea surprised many in the media over the past few days by completing an early deal to bring Hakim Ziyech to the premier League next season for a small fee of £37 million, with many believing that he is the immediate replacement for the ageing Willian, who has been linked with a move away from the club.
There has been talk that he could be leaving at the end of the season as reports in the media have suggested that Chelsea may not be willing to offer him a new contract because of his age, and may be willing to let him leave the club on a free transfer, with the likes of Juventus and Barcelona also eyeing up a possible deal
However, there has been some reports in the media which have suggested that Arsenal are also keen to try and nail down his services, with boss Mikel Arteta seeking to add a bit more quality and experience to his side during the busy transfer period
Now Willian has come out and dropped another hint that he will be leaving the club in the summer window when his contract runs out, He said on the Metro: “It’s a difficult situation, Chelsea offered me two years and they are not going to change.
“I don’t know if it will be possible to stay. My goal is to continue working and focus on the remainder of the season, so that Chelsea can continue winning games.
“I have a clear head and I’m focused for the rest of the season that we have left. Let’s see what happens.”
Look, Willian is still a world class player that still has a good few years at the very top of the game, so if Chelsea do decide to let him leave, it will be their loss and Arsenal’s gain.
He would be a brilliant free signing for the club, and would also save Arteta a bit of money to work on other areas of the pitch.