Report: Spurs may have received a boost in their rumoured pursuit of free agent

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Tottenham Hotspur’s rumoured effort to land Chelsea star Willian may have received a boost after Football.London reported that talks between the winger and the Blues appear to  dead in the water.

The 31-year-old has revealed at the start of last month that negotiations with Chelsea over a new deal had ground to a halt after the club refused to offer him a three-year deal (Gazeta Esportiva).

There has been plenty of speculation over the winger’s future since then with Mundo Deportivo installing the North Londoners as the favourites to secure his signature should he become a free agent.

While Willian has also been linked with Liverpool (Sport via Sport Witness), Arsenal (ESPN Brazil journalist Jorge Nicola), Newcastle (Football Insider) and Barcelona (Eldesmarque), Spurs are still thought to be the front runners for the Brazilian’s signature.

Football.London’s Oliver Harbord has now provided an update on Willian’s rumoured transfer and has indicated that he will not be signing an extension with Chelsea.

He also suggested that staying in London would be the winger’s priority when his contract at Stamford Bridge runs out.

Harbord said: “The Willian contract situation appears, for now, dead in the water with the Blues and the Brazilian not agreeing to the terms of a deal.

“If something doesn’t happen in the next few months, Willian will leave on a free this summer, and there doesn’t seem to be any reason why he wouldn’t move across London.

“The winger and his family are settled in London, and Jose Mourinho is a fan of Willian, while Arsenal could also be keen on him.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Despite the noises coming out of Willian’s camp suggesting that nothing is done as of yet, I would be surprised if the winger hasn’t already had a conversation with Mourinho regarding moving to North London. However, I can only see us getting one of either Willian or Ryan Fraser.

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