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Willian has opened the door for Arsenal to sign him up after revealing that he may likely not be signing a new Chelsea contract.

The Brazilian has been at Stamford Bridge since 2013 and he wants to remain at the Blue half of London.

However, he and the club are struggling to reach an agreement and contracts talks have hit the rocks now.

The Brazilian was speaking to a football show at home and he admitted that he and Chelsea want two different things and that there have been no talks between them since he told the Blues that he wanted a three years extension.

Willian said: “I’ve built something fantastic at Chelsea. I’m especially fond of the fans and the people that work there, and I’ve felt very settled.

“Everyone knows my contract is up in a few months and it looks like it’ll be difficult to secure an extension. I think it’s unlikely that I’ll renew, because Chelsea offered me a two-year deal, I asked for three and it ended there.

“There were no more talks or negotiations. Chelsea said that three years would be impossible, so at the moment it seems unlikely that I’ll extend, but nothing is impossible.

“We don’t know what might happen. We might suddenly reach an agreement, but what I can say today is that my contract is up and I’ll be free to negotiate with any club.”

Willian has emerged as one of Mikel Arteta’s top targets in recent months. His experience at unlocking Premier League defences and scoring goals in the competition has made him an attractive player.

But Arsenal would have to fight off competition from Tottenham and Juventus before they can sign him.