Report: Chelsea star set to leave Stamford Bridge
Brazil international Willian could leave Chelsea this summer with AC Milan and Manchester United joint-favourtites to secure the winger’s signature, as per the Daily Star.
Willian may not be seen in the same light as Eden Hazard but he’s been one of Chelsea’s better players in recent years – often saving Antonio Conte’s side with important goals in games they’ve struggled in.
Always scratched my head as to why Willian isn’t a regular in this Chelsea team. Great set piece taker, quick, scores and creates. I rate him highly.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) February 20, 2018
Despite this, Conte doesn’t see Willian as a regular in his starting line-up and the player may look to move elsewhere unless his fortunes change.
Willian has continuously been linked with a move to Old Trafford, which would see him reunite with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. It’s understood the pair have a very good working relationship.
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The bookmakers seem to believe AC Milan and United are joint-favourites to sign Willian should he leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Milan are currently priced at 7/4 with Ladbrokes, alongside United at the head of the market. Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG are also believed to be in the running.
Willian netted the opener against United on Sunday but couldn’t help his side avoid a 2-1 beating. That said, Mourinho’s side could certainly do with his pace on the right side of attack.
Chelsea take on Manchester City at the Etihad this weekend.