CHELSEA, Willian's agent: "Five offers around for him at the time"


"I think it's a good season, especially compared to how it began, without being allowed to buy players", Grant told Stats Perform News.

Clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United were on the race to acquire his service, especially after he had scored 34 goals in Bundesliga last season.

They await the FA Cup victor between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal side will go head-to-head with their London rivals in the FA Cup final on Saturday, with the victor to take on the Premier League's champions.

The 31-year-old's present contract at Chelsea expires after Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal, and he has been holding out for a new three-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

"The thing that frightens me now with him is that when Bernd Leno does come back and he is fit, why would he want to continue as a No.2 when he's played to this level being a No.1?"

Pakistan's Sarfaraz, Wahab make cut for England tests
The first Test will be played in Manchester from August 5 while the 2nd and 3rd Test will be played in Southampton. The only player from the squad against Bangladesh to be dropped is 34-year old spinner Bilal Asif.

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard is urging the club to make a last-ditch offer to keep Willian at the club before his contract expires, sources have told ESPN.

"I know of the gamers before when they received the Champions League with (Didier) Drogba, with my new supervisor Frank Lampard, Petr Cech as the technical advisor, it is like a tiny aspiration for me". He knows me now a little bit better and it fits very good between us and now I am happy to be here.

The agent of Brazilian worldwide Kia Joorabchain has spoken on the reported interest in his client by English Premier League outfit Arsenal ahead of the summer transfer window. "The Premier League will continue to consult The FA (Football Association) and EFL (English Football League) regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions", said the league in its statement.

"The style of the Premier League is very fast and my speciality is that I am really fast so I think it is ideal for me to play here".

"It's nice to see how his career has gone and how he developed every year, getting better and scoring more goals and getting more assists".