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Arsenal still positive of signing Chelsea star

Arsenal still positive of signing Chelsea star

Arsenal remain positive of signing Willian

Arsenal are reportedly optimistic about their prospects of signing Willian on a free transfer in the coming weeks.

The Brazilian recently signed a short-term extension until July 26, but it appears unlikely that he will remain with the club beyond that period.

Tottenham Hotspur have been regularly linked with his services, but the Gunners remain keen on luring him with a tempting salary package on top of a signing-on fee.

According to ESPN Brasil, Mikel Arteta's side are still positive about their chances of signing Willian, who has bagged 11 goals and nine assists for the Blues this term.

Willian has been holding out for a three-year contract extension at Chelsea, but the west London giants have made it clear that they won't prolong his stay for more than two seasons.

The Gunners were prepared to pay him as much as £250,000-a-week before the coronavirus outbreak, but their financial outlook has changed with the losses incurred due to the unexpected pandemic.