Sport Willian, Chelsea fail to agree new contract terms; Arsenal in talks

17:45  03 august  2020
17:45  03 august  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Willian has been locked in talks with Chelsea over a new deal but his request for a three-year deal is yet to be met. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and Willian (Image: GETTY). Arsenal are understood to be willing to give Willian the longer term contract , despite his age, and add trophy-winning

Chelsea will hold more talks with Willian over his Stamford Bridge future after the Brazilian claimed he has not been offered a new contract , despite the club’s insistence that he has. Willian is involved in a bizarre stand-off with Chelsea as he prepares to enter the final six months of his current contract .

Willian and Chelsea have failed to agree to terms on a new contract and the Brazilian winger is now in talks with Arsenal over a free transfer.

Willian, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are posing for a picture © Getty Images

Multiple outlets are reporting that Willian has rejected a two-year contract offer from Chelsea as he wants a longer deal, as Sky Sports in Italy have more details on the developing situation.

Sky Sport contributor Fabrizio Romano states that Willian’s representatives are now in talks with Arsenal over a contract, while there hasn’t been any contact from Barcelona so far.

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- Willian is reportedly considering leaving Chelsea after failing to agree a new deal. Willian is not willing to accept Chelsea new contract offer and is reportedly plotting moves to leave the club in the READ ALSO: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prefers leading Arsenal attack with Alexandre Lacazette.

Chelsea make Willian contract decision after reaching Callum Hudson-Odoi agreement (Image: GETTY). Willian had been in contract talks for some months (Image: GETTY). And promising Blues youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has also agreed to put pen-to-paper on a new contract at the club.

Willian, 31, has been a regular for Chelsea this season and Frank Lampard is keen to keep the Brazilian star as his experience will help the younger players develop at Chelsea.

After suffering a small injury, Willian didn’t feature in Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal over the weekend and Lampard had the following to say about his future.

“It’s his decision so I haven’t got that answer,” Lampard said. “He’s been a great servant for Chelsea and he’s been brilliant for me this season with his input and work ethic but if he decides to move on then we obviously will move on as well. I know the situation from the club’s end so it’s his choice and I respect that.”

It appears that Willian will move on this summer as winger Pedro is also moving on a free transfer to AS Roma, although he did look to severely injure his shoulder in his last-ever appearance for Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

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Arsenal 's 2-1 win against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday night secured Mikel Arteta's side a spot in next season's Europa League. And according to the Mail, Arsenal could sign Coutinho on loan this summer. They say the Gunners could agree the deal if Barcelona cannot find a buyer for Coutinho.

Willian remains unable to state with any certainty where he will be playing his football next season, with Chelsea yet to present the three-year contract As he is heading towards free agency, those in west London have sought to get the 31-year-old tied down on a new deal, but discussions have reached

With Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount around, Chelsea have plenty of options out wide and Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham give them plenty of options centrally with Kai Havertz also potentially arriving this summer.

As for a potential move to Arsenal, this makes perfect sense.

The Gunners have a small transfer budget this summer and Willian gets to stay in London as well as add extra quality to the Arsenal attack. His arrival may mean one of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave, though, as his wages will not be cheap. That said, if Willian is available on a free, plenty of clubs would love to have him. He is consistent, professional and delivers a steady stream of goals, assist and direct wing play.

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Brazilian Willian is moving from Chelsea to Arsenal .
© Peter Powell / Press Association / dpa Willian is moving from Chelsea to Arsenal. The Brazilian national soccer player Willian is moving within London from the Premier League club FC Chelsea to local rivals FC Arsenal. had previously been speculated that the 32-year-old attacker would switch to the English cup winner. Willian signed a three-year contract with the Gunners. The Brazilian had played for Chelsea for seven years.

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