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Former Arsenal & Chelsea star Willian tipped for shock London return

A move back to England could well be on the cards for the attacker


Former Premier League star Willian could be in line for a shock return to the English top-flight with a view to the new campaign, according to reports.

The club understood to have set their sights on the signature of the veteran wide-man? Fulham.

As per the Daily Mail, citing reports stemming from Willian’s home country of Brazil, the Cottagers, having already made quite the splash on the transfer front this summer, have now identified the 33-year-old as a potential addition to Marco Silva’s attacking ranks.

Not only that, but negotiations over a potential transfer are said to be well underway.

Willian is currently plying his trade with boyhood club Corinthians, having sealed a return to Brazil on the back of a dismal stint with Arsenal in August of last year.

It is reported, though, that his contract in Sao Paulo contains a clause, which would allow the 70-time capped international to return to Europe just 12 months on.

Should he ultimately go on to make the switch to west London, Willian, of course, would join compatriot Andreas Pereira in Marco Silva’s squad, after the midfielder sealed a move to Craven Cottage from Premier League rivals Manchester United earlier in the summer.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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