Outgoing Chelsea star Willian had a video call with Arsenal defender and ex-Blues team-mate David Luiz on the day he left Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian star announced his Stamford Bridge departure on Sunday with a heartfelt message to the west London club’s supporters after seven years of service.
Willian, 32, expected to sign a three-year deal at London rivals Arsenal, where his compatriot Luiz currently plays having moves to the Gunners from Chelsea 12 months ago last week.
And footage from the Brazilian defender’s Instagram story shows the pair had a catch-up on Willian’s birthday – with David Luiz captioning the image, ‘Always Together’.
Willian and David Luiz first played together at Stamford Bridge in 2013, following the winger’s arrival from Anzhi Makhachkala, but David Luiz left Stamford Bridge one season later to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
The pair were reunited when Luiz returned to west London club in 2016 and played alongside each other until the defender moved across London to Arsenal last summer.
And Willian is close to joining David Luiz at the Emirates Stadium where he is set to earn around £100,000-a-week.
Both Willian and David Luiz are also mainstays of the Brazilian national team, earning 70 and 57 caps for El Selecao respectively.