Willian hasn’t spoken to Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal about a summer switch, according to his representative.
The North London rivals are both keen on the free transfer signing of Chelsea’s Brazilian star, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign.
The 31-year-old forward looks set to leave the Blues as they won’t offer him a new three-year deal. His agent Kia Joorabchian said: “Chelsea’s policy, though, only allows two years, so that’s where the block was.
“At the moment he is a Chelsea player; he has a contract with Chelsea until the season is over, so I think it is disrespectful to talk about moving to other clubs. We have not spoken to Tottenham or any other club at the moment.”
He has also been linked with moves elsewhere, with French reports stating PSG were interested in the Brazilian. However, the star himself has said his preference is to remain in the PL.
Willian told Expediente Futebol: “I think it will be very difficult for me to renew because Chelsea offered me two years, I asked for three and it ended there.
“We didn’t talk anymore, we didn’t negotiate anymore. My desire is to stay in the Premier League, but I don’t rule out playing in other leagues.”
Spurs in particular may be ideal for Willian with a move to Spurs meaning a reunion with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have reportedly emerged as the favourites to seal a deal for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
While the Catalan side would prefer to cash in on the Brazilian, the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic mean that club officials will really need to be open to loan agreements.
According to The Express, that could increase the chances of the ex-Liverpool man returning to England with Chelsea.