Deal Close: Chelsea 29-year-old Star Desperate to Sign For Direct PL Rivals

July 20, 2018

Chelsea attacking Midfielder Willian has reportedly maintained his stance regarding a departure from Chelsea this summer.

Brazil international forward has enjoyed a successful five-year spell at Stamford Bridge, however, the South American striker has found himself in and out of the team under Antonio Conte last term.

Maurizio Sarri has since replaced Italian manager, however, according to The Sun, Willian is still keen on securing an exit from Stamford Bridge before the end of the summer transfer window.

Both Barcelona and Manchester United have been strongly linked with an approach for the 29-year-old forward who is yet to start pre-season tour due to representing the Brazil national team at the FIFA World-cup.

Willian has two years left on his current deal, however, as it stands, it appears unlikely that the forward will look to pen a fresh deal with the West Londoners.

Manchester United seems to be favoured destination for Brazilian forward who has blossomed at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho and now he is keen on to be reunited with Portuguese manager at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils, on the other hand, are also interested to lure Brazilian forward at Old Trafford as a replacement for Anthony Martial who has struggled for regular first-team football since the arrival of Jose Mourinho.