Willian spent one season with the Gunners, starting brightly by recording two assists in a 3-0 win against Fulham on his debut. However, he couldn't contribute positively as Arsenal's season started to implode, scoring only once and adding three more assists in the Premier League.
“I am sure he has a lot to offer and hopefully he can provide a fair few assists.”
Their top target is centre-back Jules Kounde of Sevilla, while they are also exploring a possible loan for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.
Country protection prevents Chelsea or City from being drawn against any other Premier League club at this stage of the competition. That means they have only six possible opponents from pot two because Manchester United and Liverpool are excluded.
The 27-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at the Red Bull Arena, and once Bayern registered their interest in him, Sabitzer made it clear that he wanted to be granted his wish of joining the team he supported as a child.
Although the 27-year-old did feature in pre-season, he was deemed surplus to requirements by Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel and has joined the Rossoneri until 2023.
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The return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Man Utd looks to have already had a knock-on effect after Leeds were revealed to be closing in on a Red Devils forward.
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