Fulham winger Willian has received an offer from Saudi club Al Shabab.

The Brazilian last month signed a new contract with Fulham, with a club option to extend for a further year, after he had received an offer from Nottingham Forest.

Al Shabab made the offer of a one-year deal, which would double his wages to over £200,000-a-week, earlier this week.

It is expected a fee will need to be paid for the 34-year-old after he signed his new deal last month. Fulham say they have not received an offer for the player.

Willian went as far as to visit Forest’s training ground before deciding to agree the new deal with Fulham.

After signing, Willian said: “I’m completely happy. Happy to sign one more year with Fulham. Happy to continue the work that I did last season with all my team-mates.”

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Willian returned to England last summer and played 27 Premier League games for Fulham having signed from Corinthians in his native Brazil.

He previously played for Chelsea for seven seasons and Arsenal for one.

Al Shabab are not one of the four Saudi Pro League clubs — Al Nassr, Al Ittihad, Al Ahli and Al Hilal — who were taken over by the country’s Public Investment Fund in June, a move which has led to several high-profile European players moving to the league this summer.



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