Before now, it was reported that Arsenal’s chances of snapping up the signature of Brazilian international Willian from Chelsea are very high and a deal was expected as soon as the summer transfer window is opened.

Willian’s contract with the West London outfit is set to expire at the end of the season and a new contract has not been handed to him. Both parties have disagreed in terms of a new contract.

The Brazilian international is requesting for a 3-year-deal which is against the Blues policy for players who are over 30, the reason why talks of a move away from the Stamford Bridge was hyped with Arsenal planning to take advantage of the situation to get the player.

That may no longer happen again with Sky Sports reporting that Chelsea are already winning on the negotiation table as they are already reaching an agreement with the Brazilian star.

Frank Lampard is a big fan of Willian and is ready to work with him in the coming season, the reason why he reportedly influenced the decision of the club to keep the star player beyond the coming season, a development that will hand a big blow to Arsenal’s transfer plans for the Chelsea player.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.