Arsenal to offer Willian a three-year contract with winger pushing for four years as he REJECTS Chelsea’s latest two-year offering in search of the last big deal of his career
- Chelsea attacker Willian is in talks to join Arsenal on a free transfer this month
- The 31-year-old winger has rejected a new two-year deal at Stamford Bridge
- Blues boss Frank Lampard is happy with the player and wants to keep Willian
- But the Brazilian winger wants a minimum three-year deal at Stamford Bridge
Arsenal are ready to offer Willian a three-year deal in a bid to sign the winger on a free transfer from Chelsea this summer.
Willian has moved a step closer to the Chelsea exit after turning down their latest offer of a new contract, increasing Arsenal’s hopes of landing him.
Brazilian Willian wants a three-year deal, while Chelsea are only prepared to offer a contract until 2022.
Willian has rejected a two-year deal at Chelsea, with Arsenal in talks to sign the 31-year-old
Arsenal, who overcame Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final, are prepared to give Willian, who turns 32 next week, the three-year contract he wants.
They have discussed a potential deal with the Brazilian’s agent Kia Joorabchian, who negotiated David Luiz and Cedric Soares’ moves to the Emirates and is also close to the Gunners’ technical director Edu.
As well as the contract length he is after Willian is also confident of securing a rise on his current £120,000 per week wages should he move across London, where he is settled, without Arsenal having to pay a transfer fee.
Willian (left) could soften the blow for Arsenal if they lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right)
Joorabchian revealed last week that Willian had five offers on the table including one from the MLS, David Beckham’s Inter Miami, though they fear they are facing a losing battle to beat Arsenal.
Sportsmail understands Inter Miami have also been offered the chance to sign Ryan Fraser after he left Bournemouth on a free transfer though they are initially focusing on adding a world renowned name to their squad.
Willian, who joined Chelsea in 2013, is set to delay confirming a decision on his future until after the second leg of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Chelsea start 3-0 down following the first leg back in February.
Frank Lampard is keen to keep Willian at Chelsea but an agreement cannot be made at present
They will be without captain Cesar Azpilicueta and wingers Christian Pulisic and Pedro who all suffered cup final injuries.
Midfielder Billy Gilmour was already previously confirmed out while suspended duo Jorginho and Marcos Alonso will also be missing.
Willian is optimistic of to shake off the Achilles problem that ruled him out of the final while Chelsea hope N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be fully fit for the trip to Germany.