Real Madrid have refuted the opportunity to sign Chelsea‘s Brazilian star Willian on a free transfer in the upcoming transfer window, according to a report in the Daily Mirror. Willian will become a free agent in the summer when his current contract with the west London outfit runs out, and a host of top clubs have been linked with a move for the Brazilian.
While Willian’s top priority has been to stay at Chelsea, a transfer extension appears unlikely at the moment. The player is said to be demanding a three-year contract extension, but the club are not willing to offer more than two.
The Daily Mirror report that Real Madrid were sounded out about the potential availability of the former Shakhtar Donetsk star, but the Spanish outfit are said to be reluctant on offering the 31-year-old a 3-year contract.
Willian, who joined the Blues from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013, has been a key player for the club ever since and has so far made more than 300 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea. However, he could still be playing in England come next season, with it being believed his preference would be to move to another Premier League side if leaves Frank Lampard’s side in the summer.