Nico Williams transfer 'contact' made as Arsenal and Chelsea updates issued

Nico Williams of Spain looks on
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Premier League clubs have reportedly made contact with Nico Williams' representatives amid transfer links with Arsenal and Chelsea. understands that Arsenal have been monitoring Williams who was heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa last summer. The Athletic Bilbao forward made 31 appearances in La Liga last season, scoring five goals and providing 14 assists.

Williams' performances for Ernesto Valverde's side helped Bilbao finish fifth in the Spanish top flight and secure Europa League qualification. The 21-year-old is currently starring for Spain at Euro 2024 with La Roja securing a spot in the last 16 with a game to spare.

And now transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has had his say on Williams' future. He reports that contact has been made for the Spain winger with the Gunners and Enzo Maresca's side are said to be interested.

“One more detail on Nico Williams, and this is important. What I’m told some big English clubs made contact with people close to Nico Williams, [which was] two, three or four weeks ago," he said on his Youtube channel

“[They are] important clubs in the Premier League; for example he is appreciated by people at Chelsea, and he is appreciated by people at Arsenal too. Many clubs have moved to understand the situation of Nico Williams.”

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Speaking about his future in a recent interview with La1, Williams was left perplexed at questions over his future after signing a new deal at Bilbao which expires in June 2027.

“I’ve just signed new deal at Athletic few weeks ago, I feel very good there. I’m very happy at Athletic," he said. “It’s very strange to receive questions on my future."