Manchester United head-coach Jose Mourinho has been advised that signing Willian could help the Red Devils to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League title, with United reportedly keen on signing the Chelsea star.
The Brazilian has been in fine form for Chelsea this term scoring 13-goals and providing 12-assists in the process.
And Garth Crooks believes that South American winger could be the key to overtaking Manchester City in the Premier League next campaign, although he is not convinced that the Blues would sell him.
‘I think this lad has been Chelsea’s best player this season,’ Crooks told the BBC.
“He provided two assists against Southampton and has been as consistent as anyone in the Blues line-up.
‘Rumours that Manchester United have their sights set on Willian make for interesting reading.
‘Does this mean Paul Pogba or Juan Mata might be surplus to requirements? The bigger question is whether Chelsea would sell another one of their star players to United.
‘If so, Antonio Conte might as well give Mourinho the contact details of the company which engraves the Premier League trophy while he’s at it.’
Meanwhile, Manchester United continue chase for another Chelsea star David Luiz who has been on the verge to leave the Stamfod Bridge after the end of the current campaign.