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Willian contract demands turned off Real Madrid

Chelsea midfielder Willian's contract demands turned off Real Madrid, it has been revealed.

The 31-year-old Brazilian winger's Stamford Bridge contract expires this summer and he will become a free agent.

The Mirror says Real coach Zinedine Zidane is a fan of the Chelsea winger but does not feel his signing should be one of the club's priorities.

Talks with the Blues over a new deal have stumbled and the player may be forced to look elsewhere for next season.

Willian's agent Kia Joorabchian confirmed the major issue in negotiations was the Brazilian's desire to sign a three-year deal - something that also appears to have put Madrid off.

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