Arsenal leading the race to sign 31-year-old from Chelsea FC – report

Arsenal are the front of the queue to sign Chelsea FC winger Willian, according to a report

Chelsea FC forward Willian (Photo: Willian / Instagram)
Willian (Photo: Willian / Instagram)

Arsenal are leading the race to sign Willian from Chelsea FC this summer, according to a report in England.

ESPN, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Arsenal are at the front of the queue to land the experienced Brazil international in the summer transfer window.

The same article states that Willian looks set to leave Chelsea FC when his current deal expires after the Blues refused to offer the 31-year-old a two-year deal.

According to the same story, the Brazilian forward has been linked with a move to Liverpool FC, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the summer transfer window.

ESPN claim that Arsenal are leading the race ahead of other suitors in the Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.

The report states that Willian’s close friendship with David Luiz could play a role in the 31-year-old’s potential move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

Willian has been a key player for Chelsea FC since his move to the west London side from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.

The Brazilian forward has scored 59 goals in 329 games in all competitions over the past seven years at Stamford Bridge.

Willian has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League during his time in the English capital.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Phil Foden
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton reveals his England v Senegal prediction
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Phil Foden
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton reveals his England v Senegal prediction
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature