Willian ‘to complete free Arsenal transfer this weekend on three-year deal’ after leaving Chelsea this summer
Aug. 13, 2020
WILLIAN will complete his free transfer to Arsenal this weekend after leaving Chelsea, according to reports.
The Brazilian star, 32, is rumoured to have agreed to a three-year contract worth £100,00 a week with the Gunners .
Talks over a new contract at Stamford Bridge stalled after Blues chiefs refused to offer more than two years .
On Thursday, Willian's agent, Kia Joorabchian, confirmed his client's next career move would be announced soon.
And now, the Daily Mail have claimed it will be to Arsenal - and will be as early as this weekend.
Earlier in the day, Joorabchian told talkSPORT : “He is a free player.
“He had a fantastic seven years at Chelsea , he’s been under various managers, he’s won multiple trophies...
"He has a fantastic relationship with Frank [Lampard], he respected him a lot.
“But I think that cycle had come to a moment where it’s a good moment to leave.
“At the moment, just for now I cant say where he’s going to go, for sure Arsenal are one of the contenders.
“But it wont be long before we announce it. We know where he’s going, so it wont be long.”
Earlier this month, Joorabchian hinted at the other clubs chasing Willian - including two from the Premier League and one from the MLS.
The agent claimed: "We had big offers – one from MLS which required him to move on July 1.
"But he’s always wanted to finish the season at Chelsea and the day after the season has finished he would decide.
"He has two concrete offers from Premier League clubs on the table, an offer from an MLS club, and two other offers from Europe.
"He is going to make his decision after the last game of the season."
Willian played 339 times for Chelsea, scoring 63 goals and adding 62 assists.
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