Willian has reportedly rejected a ‘lucrative’ three-year offer to join David Beckham’s MLS side Inter Miami with the winger wanting to remain in Europe.
The Brazilian international is out-of-contract at Chelsea this summer and expected to leave the club after seven seasons at Stamford Bridge, with the 31-year-old having so far failed to agree terms on an extension to his current deal despite emerging as key player for Frank Lampard’s side in recent weeks.
Willian’s availability has alerted several clubs – Arsenal and Tottenham have both been linked with the player – and the Telegraph are reporting that Inter Miami have made an ambitious move to take the former Shakhtar Donetsk star to MLS.
Miami were reportedly prepared to make Willian one of the league’s highest-paid players on a three-year deal worth around £100,000-a-week, with the franchise – co-owned by David Beckham – targeting the Brazilian as one of their ‘designated players’ outside of the competition’s salary cap.
Willian has previously expressed an interest in playing his football in the US, though is keen on remain in Europe and continue playing in the Champions League at present.
The winger has been in fine form for the west London side since the restart of the Premier League season, scoring four times in six appearances to boost Lampard’s side’s hopes of securing a top four finish.