Off the back of two largely underwhelming seasons in his home nation Brazil, Willian spent the recently-concluded campaign at Fulham where he bagged five goals and five assists.
Marco Silva’s men finished 10th in the Premier League on their return to the English top flight after winning the Championship one year earlier.
With his contract expiring on June 30, Willian was rewarded with a contract extension proposal a few weeks ago which he initially turned down, sparking rumours of an exit.
Willian also visited the Nottingham Forest training ground recently ahead of a potential move, but he is now close to remaining with Fulham for the 2023/24 campaign.
Forest reportedly offered Willian higher pay, a longer contract and a chance to conclude his career in Greece.
However, the winger was reluctant to abandon life in London where he has spent 10 of the last 12 years following previous spells at Chelsea and Arsenal.
Willian’s decision to rejoin Fulham is a big boost to the Cottagers, who have already lost the services of Manor Solomon to Tottenham Hotspur.
Fulham are still keen to sign a new wide forward and have already had an opening offer rejected for Callum Hudson-Odoi yesterday.
However, Fulham are expected to return with an improved offer, although they also have a list of alternative targets to turn to if needed.
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