Arsenal are close to completing the signing of midfielder Willian on a three-year deal, beating off competition from Barcelona and Inter Miami
Willian has confirmed he is leaving Chelsea, with Arsenal close to completing his signing on a three-year deal.
The 32-year-old leaves Stamford Bridge at the end of his contract after a seven-year spell, with Chelsea only willing to offer him a two-year deal rather than the player's desired three years.
He wrote an open letter to fans confirming his exit following Chelsea's defeat to Bayern in the last 16 of the Champions League.
"They were seven wonderful years. In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play," he wrote.
"Today I am certain that it was the best of decisions. There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.