Chelsea legend Dennis Wise sends message to Willian amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer links

Former Chelsea captain Dennis Wise has urged Willian to reject a move to Arsenal and Tottenham this summer.

Willian’s contract at Chelsea expires at the end of the season and it appears that he will be heading for pastures new with him unable to agree a new deal with the Stamford Bridge club.

The Brazilian scored twice in Chelsea’s 3-2 loss at West Ham on Wednesday and has been linked with both the Gunners and Spurs in recent weeks.

But Wise is hoping that Willian moves to a side in another country this summer, as he doesn’t want one of the Blues’ domestic rivals strengthening their own squad with his signature.

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“Well I wouldn’t want him to go to any of them, I’ve got to say that because it would be competition for Chelsea,” he told Stadium Astro.

“Go to Italy please Willian, go away.

“He would be a fit for anyone, at Arsenal and teams like that, I think he’d be a wonderful fit for them.

“That’s the sad thing about it that we’ll let him go to an opposition that wants to compete and we have to replace him.

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“I think we have replaced him but we will want a lot more but we will be depending on only two when you want more.

“I think Pedro’s going to go as well so we’re going to lose two wide men, which would be disappointing to lose him as well.

“So when you look at it and at the quality that’s going, we’ve got to look then at quality that’s got to come in.”

Before Wise continued: “I would love Chelsea to keep him but I think Chelsea look at this point of view of his age, I think that comes into the equation.

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