Report: Milan could rival Juventus and Barcelona for signing of Chelsea winger

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could launch a move for winger Willian, a report claims, who seems unlikely to sign a new deal with Chelsea at present.

Despite the fact we are only just past the January transfer window, attentions have already turned to the summer market and in particular those players who have contracts expiring in June and are therefore available on a free transfer.

According to a report from MilanLive, Milan could take a look at the signing of Willian, an important player under Frank Lampard this season but one who Chelsea do not seem willing to meet the demands of regarding a new contract.

The Brazilian spoke during an interview with Esporte Interativo outlining his plans for the future.

“Chelsea offered me a two-year contract but I would like to sign one for three seasons,” he said.

“The club does not seem willing to change its proposal and finding an agreement could be difficult. My goal now is to try to do the best in these months and to help the team.”

The roads therefore seem destined to separate and Willian looks set to leave Stamford Bridge after seven years and over 200 appearances.

Juventus and Barcelona are also credited with interest but as of now they have not yet sank the blow.

With CEO Ivan Gazidis now open to the acquisition of experience – as evidenced by the offer to renew Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the plan to sign Simon Kjaer permanently – it could well be that the Rossoneri make an attempt for the 31-year-old.

Willian has five goals and four assists in 33 appearances across the Premier League and Champions League this season so far.

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