South American forward could swap Chelsea for direct Premier League rivals

Willian admits he’d be open to leaving Chelsea in the summer and says he would be ‘fine’ with a switch to either Arsenal or Tottenham.

The 31-year-old forward is set to become a free agent this summer as his deal with Chelsea expires at the end of June.

The Blues have offered a new two-year contract but Willian is holding out for a three-year deal.

In a recent interview with Brazillian YouTube channel ‘Desimpedidos’, the player was asked directly about the prospect of moving to either the Gunners or Spurs once his contract with Chelsea ends.

‘It really is a hard decision,’ said the South American. ‘I identified myself a lot at Chelsea, I have a lot of love for everyone at the club, and the fans.

‘However, it is like I said before, if I leave Chelsea with no trouble and leaving the doors open, it would be fine to move to a rival club.’

Meantime, Chelsea are reportedly content to cash in on forward Michy Batshuayi during the next transfer market.

Since moving to the Blues back in 2016, Batshuayi has never been regarded as the first choice, with his eight PL goals coming from five starts and 43 substitute games.

Although the Belgian has remained a part of Frank Lampard’s squad this term, the 26-year-old has scored just once in all competitions since October 30.

Aware that Michy has just over a year left on his deal, HLN claims that West Ham United want to do a deal with their London rivals.