Chelsea star Willian has FIVE offers including Arsenal and will make transfer decision after FA Cup final, reveals agent


CHELSEA star Willian has FIVE offers on the table, his agent has revealed.

The Brazilian’s contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire after Saturday’s FA Cup final.

And amid links with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, the 31-year-old’s representative Kia Joorabchian has revealed that there are so far five offers to choose from – including two from the Premier League.

He told talkSPORT: “I don’t think he’s done a U-turn or any kind of turn, he’s always been very much the same mode.

“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.”

The MLS franchise in question appears to be David Beckham’s Inter Miami, with Sky Sports claiming that the side making their debut campaign in the US’ premier football league are interested in Willian.

Barcelona are also believed to retain their long-held interest in the Stamford Bridge star.

The 69-cap international could yet elect to stay at Stamford Bridge, however, with pundit Graeme Souness insisting that the Blues should hand their “best player” a three-year extension.

He said: “I think he’s their best player,

“He wants a three-year [deal], they’ve offered two. I’d be giving it to him.

“You watch him play, he doesn’t look like a player to me whose legs are going anytime soon and he’s got great qualities.

“So I would be bending over backwards to keep him at the football club.”

Should he elect to depart, however, he will do so a two-time Premier League winner – as well as having picked up FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League medals.

His final game could see him earn a second FA Cup triumph – potentially at the expense of his new club as Chelsea take on Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday.

Willian is likely to want to remain in London, having revealed how settled he and his family are in England’s capital as he spoke to The Players’ Tribune back in February.

I am now a British citizen! So London is where I want to stay.

He said: “If you ask my wife if she wants to leave London, she’ll say no.

“My daughters feel the same way. Of course, Brazil is Brazil, right? It’s our home, our culture.

“We always feel good when we go there on holiday and see family and friends. But London is my second home.”

And he went on to add: “I recently passed a British citizenship test. Man, it was hard. It’s British history in a nutshell: the 1500s, the 1600s, wars, battles, great leaders, stuff like that.

“Some questions are so difficult that not even some of my British friends knew the answers!

“I bought this handbook called Life in the UK Test, which covers everything in the exam. I don’t know how many hours I spent reading it. I also downloaded a phone app with mock tests.

“As it turned out, I failed on my first two attempts, but got it on the third. I am now a British citizen! So London is where I want to stay.

“This is where I have my family, my church. I want my daughters to grow up here. Whenever I get back to the dressing room, I want to keep seeing their messages. I want to keep hearing their love and encouragement.”


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