Arsenal are reportedly set to offer Chelsea star, Willian, a two-year contract, with their city rivals Tottenham also keen on signing the winger for free.
Willian’s current deal with the Blues is set to expire at the end of the campaign and the Brazilian is yet to agree to terms to stay at the club.
The club do want him to stay put but, according to a new report from TeamTalk, they will face a fierce battle from both Arsenal and Spurs.
The Gunners are understood to be preparing a two-year deal for the star but Spurs are thought to be leading the race for his services because of the player’s existing relationship with head coach Jose Mourinho.
Willian played under Mourinho at the Blues for two-and-a-half seasons, lifting a PL and League Cup trophy.
Arsenal’s two-year proposal is unlikely to be accepted by the star, who has been adamant that he wanted a three-year extension from the Blues.
Offering an update on the contract situation earlier this month, Willian said: “Everyone knows that my contract ends now in a few months.
“So the renewal is really a difficult thing to happen. 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.
“Three years… Chelsea said it would be impossible, so for now there’s this difficulty, but nothing is impossible. We don’t know what can happen, suddenly we could make a deal and get it right.
“But what I can say today is that my contract is going over and I will be free to negotiate with any team.”
He is not the only Chelsea player whose contract is set to expire this summer, with goalkeeper Willy Caballero, attacker Pedro and striker Olivier Giroud also out of contract at the end of June.