Willian: Chelsea star expected to complete Arsenal move after FA Cup final

Willian: Chelsea star expected to complete Arsenal move after FA Cup final

- Willian has been widely linked with a move to Arsenal as his Chelsea future becomes increasingly bleak

- The Brazilian's deal with the Blues is due to expire at the end of 2019/20 season

- Arsenal are understood to be keen on a move for the winger as Arteta seeks to add reinforcements within his ranks

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Chelsea are set to lose Willian to Premier League rivals Arsenal this summer on a free transfer.

The winger recently penned a short-term deal to extend his stay with Chelsea until the end of the 2019/20 season.

Metro UK now reports the Brazilian winger could complete a move to the Emirates after Saturday's, August 1, FA Cup final.

It is believed Willian was keen to sign a long-term contract with Chelsea but discussions seem to have hit a dead end.

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Willian expected to complete Arsenal move after FA Cup final

Willian has widely been linked with a move to Arsenal as his Chelsea future becomes increasingly bleak. Photo: Getty Images.
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It is understood Stamford Bridge chiefs were only willing to offer the forward a two-year deal, but the footballer's reps insist Willian deserves a three-year extension.

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However, that would go against Chelsea's policy on contracts affecting players above 30 years.

The west London club therefore expect the 32-year-old to link up with Arsenal from next season.

Incidentally, his final match for the Blues could be against his future employers in the FA Cup finals to be played at Wembley Stadium.

Willian missed his side's last league match of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. but could be in line to face the Gunners for a chance to lift one final trophy with the Blue side of London.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Willian's teammate Pedro has bid Chelsea fans farewell as he played his final home game for the Premier League club in their 2-0 win over Wolves thanks to goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud.

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Cesc Fabregas has been applauded for bringing the former Barcelona winger to the Stamford Bridge as the player now bids emotional farewell to the club.

The 32-year-old joined the Blues from Barcelona in 2015 and won the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League before his exit.

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