Willian Borges has passed his medical with the Gunners as he closes in on completing a free transfer from Chelsea, according to reports in Brazil. Brazil international has already announced that he will be leaving the Stamford Bridge after spending seven years at Chelsea.
Borges has reportedly agreed on a three-year deal with Gunners and is now putting the finishing touches on his move to the Spanish manager’s side. Willian passed his medical tests with the Gunners on Tuesday after the examinations showed no tournaments.
The 32-year-old winger had missed Blues last three games, including the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal at Wembley, due to an Achilles injury. But the Gunners are satisfied with the Brazilian forward’s condition following his medical and are now poised to complete their first signing of the summer.
Meanwhile, Gunners face a possible problem in midfield as reports claim that Real Madrid are now planning to keep Dani Ceballos. It’s claimed that Los Blancos hierarchy have been impressed with Dani’s displays under Mikel Arteta and Ceballos will now be given the chance to impress Zizou during their pre-season season this summer.
Zizou, who allowed Spain international to leave on loan last year, will still have the final say over the player’s future but the Gunners had been confident about keeping the footballer for another campaign.
Gunners were already in the market for a new central midfielder this summer with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey one of their top targets. But Partey, who will only be sold if his €50m release clause is met, is understood to be demanding a £200,000-a-week salary. Thomas’ possible arrival would inflate the Gunners wage bill even further.