Willian’s current deal at Chelsea expires after this season and talks over an extension haven’t progressed well between him and the Premier League club.
Three days ago, the 31-year-old spoke to Esporte Interativo and explained the Blues are willing to offer him a two-year deal, but he’s demanding a contract for three years. He raised doubts about his future at Stamford Bridge beyond this campaign.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the Brazil international will part ways with Frank Lampard’s side in the summer.
Atlético Madrid have emerged as one of the suitors and are looking at the Chelsea player with ‘particular attention’.
There’s been preliminary contacts and the report further adds a meeting took place between an intermediary and Diego Simeone’s side in January, with a contract already on the table.
TMW doesn’t provide information on the details of the contract, but mention the South American is listening to ‘several proposals’.
Apart from Atlético, Lokomotiv Moscow are also interested in Willian, but the Italian outlet believes a move to Russia isn’t as likely a scenario at this stage.