Chelsea reportedly offered Arsenal a chance to sign Willian as a cut-price replacement for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Chelsea who are interested in Aubameyang, have offered Arsenal a good opportunity to sign Willian at the end of the season but the Gunners are balking to meet the Brazilian's transfer demand.
The Sun claim that while the player has been offered, the north London club are balking at his contract demands. The 31-year-old is said to be demanding a three-year deal which matches his current £120,000-a-week salary in west London, but Arsenal are against signing off such a long-term deal for a player who will be 32 in August. If Arsenal does not meet Willian's demands, he may as well end up signing for Liverpool or Inter Milan who have also shown interest in him.
Willian who signed for Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala at a reported fee of £30 million, have been a key member in Chelsea's squad since his arrival in 2013. The Brazilian has featured in 226 games for Chelsea and have scored a total of 33 goals to help Chelsea win 1 Euefa Europa League title, 2 Premier League titles, 1 EFL cup title and 1 FA cup title. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, Willian has refused to extend contract less than two years with Chelsea. Chelsea were only willing to offer him a contract extension of only two years. This has made Willian to look for a new club as he will be leaving Chelsea as a free agent at the end of the season. The Blues are willing that he signs for Arsenal in order to boost Chances of Securing Aubameyang from the London rivals.
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