Willian rejects Chinese Super League move
Chelsea winger Willian has rejected a move to the Chinese Super League, with the Brazilian set to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Willian’s future has been under the microscope for a couple of seasons now.
Last summer, the Brazilian was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona.
The final bid reportedly reached £55 million, but Chelsea stood firm over the Brazilian’s availability.
Barcelona then renewed their interest in Willian during the January transfer window.
According to Sky Sports, their proposal included a potential move to Stamford Bridge for Barcelona winger Malcom.
However, a deal never materialised.
Now, Willian has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League.
Set to stay at Chelsea
According to the Mirror, Willian has been ‘offered a £17.8m move to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua which could have netted him more than £30m.’
Willian had been offered a three-year deal, with a reported £10.8m-a-year basic salary.
However, the Mirror report that Willian ‘has no interest in accepting their lucrative offer, which included a rented flat, two chauffeur-driven cars and extra cash for plane tickets.’
Instead, they claim that Willian will compete with Pedro and Christian Pulisic for a starting berth next season, and that he is expected to sign a new deal with Chelsea.
This will come as good news for Chelsea due to their transfer ban.
If Willian was to leave the club during the transfer window, the Blues would be unable to buy a replacement.
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