WILLIAN is set to depart Chelsea this summer with contract talks between the Brazilian and the Blues reportedly dead in the water.The Brazilian has been tipped to make a high-profile switch across London to join either Arsenal or Tottenham when his deal expires at the end of June.2 Willian is set to leave Chelsea on a free transfer this summerCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe 31-year-old has admitted he wants to remain at Stamford Bridge but negotiations have reached an impasse with the winger demanding a third season added to the club’s two-year offer.Willian is also thought to be seeking a pay rise which Chelsea are unable to match due to their previous policy concerning extensions to players over 30.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues newsAs a result, Football London report that talks between the two are now dead in the water.It’s claimed Willian has no issue ditching Chelsea for a London rival if there is no sudden breakthrough in the next few months.He has made no secret of his desire to remain in the capital, where he has lived with his family for the last seven years.Arsenal were said to be leading the way at the end of April but Tottenham have been given an edge by Willian’s close relationship with former manager Jose Mourinho.Despite admitting that he is still on good terms with his ex Chelsea boss, the player’s entourage have denied reports that contact with Spurs has been made.Meanwhile, Willian’s agent Kia Joorabchian has become an increasingly influential figure at Arsenal over the past year.2Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe 48-year-old pulled the strings on deals to bring David Luiz and loanee Cedric Soares to the Emirates.But if Willian is seen to be dragging his heels, that will not impress Gunners boss Mikel Arteta who has warned that he is not interested in players who hesitate over joining his club.The Brazil international has confirmed that should the season be extended beyond his contract he will stay and see out the campaign because of his “loyalty” to Chelsea.Chelsea forward Willian agrees to Tottenham transfer with reps having already discussed move with José Mourinho, says Richard Keys
After victory in the opening fixture of their home leg, Puneri Paltan have endured a torrid run since, losing to Patna Pirates by 22 points before blowing a seven-point lead in under two minutes against Tamil Thalaivas to settle for a tie. They find themselves 11 points adrift the playoffs spots with five matches left in the campaign and hence need to beat Bengaluru Bulls to bolster their chances of finishing inside the top six.Raiders Manjeet, Pankaj Mohite and Nitin Tomar have all scored a Super 10 each in their first three home matches and coach Anup Kumar will be hoping that his raiding trio can continue their stellar form. The defence, outside of skipper Surjeet Singh, has been found wanting, with the likes of Girish Maruti Ernak, Hadi Tajik and Balasaheb Jadhav struggling to find consistency so far this season. If the defence can step up in the final five matches of the season, Puneri Paltan might just be able to sneak into the top six.Despite winning four of their last six matches, defending champions Bengaluru Bulls find themselves just six points clear of seventh-placed Jaipur Pink Panthers and thus are in the hunt for victories to solidify their place in the playoff spots. While reigning MVP Pawan Kumar Sehrawat has been at his brilliant best throughout the campaign and has already surpassed 200 raid points for the season, skipper Rohit Kumar has endured a poor campaign is currently the league’s 20h highest raid point scorer in Season 7.The defence, too, has a similar look, with Mahender Singh and his 44 tackle points leading the way for Bengaluru Bulls, while Amit Sheoran, the team’s second-most successful defender, has scored 33 tackle points. Coach Randhir Singh Sehrawat will be hoping for better outputs from the likes of Sheoran and Rohit over the remainder of the campaign, starting on Friday in Pune.