Transfer expert, Duncan Castles, has now claimed that Tottenham have already submitted a contract offer to Chelsea star, Willian.
Willian is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in the summer, meaning he is currently set to leave Chelsea on a free transfer.
Spurs are said to be keen to snap the experienced Brazilian up and their contract offer is something the player is willing to accept.
The 31-year-old is said to want a three-year extension with Chelsea, but the Blues are only willing to offer him two years (Express).
It was actually Jose Mourinho, the current head coach at Spurs, who first brought Willian to the Premier League back in 2013 as Chelsea boss, beating Tottenham to the deal.
Since then, Willian has played across seven seasons for Chelsea, racking up 329 appearances and 59 goals in a blue shirt. This includes seven goals in 37 games this season (Wikipedia).
Duncan Castles claims that Spurs are willing to offer the three years that Willian wants, with the third year being triggered by the player hitting certain levels.
He said (The Transfer Window podcast): “The information we have is that Tottenham Hotspur have proposed a deal.
“Jose Mourinho wants Willian to stay in London and move across London and come and be a part of his team next season.
“Mourinho obviously a huge admirer of the player, an individual he worked with as part of his last Premier League-winning squad, an individual he was interested in and attempted to bring to Manchester United when he was coach there.
“Lampard is well aware of Mourinho’s interest in the player and has been expecting an offer to come in and our understanding is that Tottenham are prepared to give Willian the contract he would like, i.e. a three-year total term, with the first two years being guaranteed and the third year being dependant on trigger performances.
“And the shape of that is acceptable to Willian.”
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