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Arsenal in pole position as Willian rejects Chelsea offer

Arsenal are in the box-seat to sign Willian, according to theLondon Evening Standard.

The 31-year-old has rejected a two-year contract offer from Chelsea, ending his seven-year association with the west London club.

Willian's agent, Kia Joorabchian, has confirmed Willian has five offers waiting from him; two in the Premier League, two in Europe and one in the MLS.

Joorabchian has a strong connection with Arsenal, having moved David Luiz and Cedric Soares to the Emirates this past season.

Brazil international Willian has expressed a desire to stay in London, giving Arsenal a great chance of pulling off a transfer coup.

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