Arsenal are going to have a busy final week in the transfer window, particularly in the case of players leaving the club.
One player the club will have been desperate to shift this month is Willian. It appeared to be a task too big for Arsenal and Edu Gaspar. However, a move away for the Brazilian now appears imminent.
Yesterday the Daily Mail and other widespread sources suggested a deal to take Willian to Corinthians was at an advanced stage.
That news has moved on further today with reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano confirming that Corinthians have placed a 2 or 3 year contract on the table for WIllian. The financial details of these contract offers are likely to be significantly less than his current Arsenal deal, which has two years remaining.
But Arsenal will be willing to allow Willian to leave for free in order to make the process of a transfer smoother, according to Romano.
The Gunners may also have to pay off part of Willian’s contract in order to convince him to leave the club, according to James Benge from CBS Sports.
As well as Willian another South American midfielder is set to leave Arsenal. We brought you the news yesterday that suggested Lucas Torreira was set to be one of 5 players set to leave the club and today his switch back to Serie A looks to have moved closer.
The Uruguayan misfit is set for another loan deal. Widespread reports suggest Torreira will join Fiorentina on a temporary basis with a £12.8million option to buy for the Italian’s.
Pictures surfacing on Twitter today, shared by journalist Chris Wheatley, show Torreira arriving in Italy ahead of confirming the move. Wheatley confirms that the deal will be a loan move initially.
Arsenal fans will help that shifting the likes of Willian and Torreira will allow for the club to make some additional signings before deadline day next week.