Willian set for Arsenal exit as “official bid” is received from interested club for former Chelsea star

Willian’s first club Corinthians have been linked with an “official bid” for the 33-year-old Arsenal wideman.

The two clubs are in talks over a deal for the former Chelsea star, who would return to his homeland on a free transfer.

Discussions are understood to be at an advanced stage with a willingness from all parties to complete a deal.

The Gunners are keen to remove his £190,000-per-week salary from the wage bill and would allow the South American to leave the Emirates.

The former Brazil star left the home country club in 2007 but has struggled afteer leaving Chelsea for the Emirates 12 months ago.

And journalist Fabrizio Romano says William is “keen” to move on, but would prefer to stay in Europe.