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Arsenal and Tottenham transfer boost from Chelsea’s Willian after latest revelation

Chelsea star Willian has told potential suitors that he wants to carry on playing in the Premier League, giving hope to Arsenal and Tottenham.

The Brazil international will see his contract expire in the summer.

Negotiations hit a brick wall after the winger told the club he wanted a three-year deal and a pay rise.

Chelsea usually only offer over-30s one-year deals but were prepared to give Willian two years.

Talks have broken down with the coronavirus crisis placing football on halt, increasing his chances of leaving in the summer.

A number of clubs have taken an interest in the former Shakhtar star, including the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham.

Willian is coming to the end of his Chelsea contract
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And Willian has given the north London clubs hope that a move can happen after admitting that he wants to stay in the Premier League.

Speaking to ESPN, Willian said: “My desire is to stay in the Premier League, but I don’t rule out playing in other leagues.

“I’m going to play until the end of the season and see what happens.”

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North London seems the most viable destination, with Spurs manager Jose Mourinho still a huge fan of the forward since his time at Chelsea.

There have been rumours he could return to boyhood club Corinthians but the 31-year-old shot them down.

“About Corinthians, everyone asks me this question,” Willian said.

Could Willian reunite with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham?
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“Of course I have affection for the club, I joined there when I was nine, I left when I was 18, I spent most of the time there, I have many friends there.

“But today, I don’t think about going back to play. My goal is to continue in Europe.

“I feel that I am at the peak today. We acquire something over the years, and I believe [I am now at] the peak of my career.“

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