Daily Mail boldly claim Man United have stashed €60m to spend on Willian so Jose Mourinho could be reunited with his former player at Chelsea, the one he brought to Stamford Bridge from Anzhi in 2013.
Willian’s struggles under Antonio Conte are apparent as he has hardly even been considered a starter although he did have a brilliant spell last term forcing Conte to use him more often. He still made 55 appearances but he spent 55 minutes on average in each game. That’s roughly as much as Anthony Martial did at Man United who may move after his agent expressed a wish to. Willian still clocked up 13 goals and 12 assists.
His contract expires in 2020 and Chelsea may be willing to cash in now. A lot may depend on Chelsea’s new boss & his plans for Willian. The 29-year-old attacker admitted that he accepts a manager’s decision, but he would prefer to start, just like he does for Brazil at the World Cup.
”I played very well [at Chelsea], I always try to do my best, always try to work hard and sometimes to stay on the bench is difficult but I respect the decision of the manager, always,” he told Brazil journalists.
Would United board be even capable of that?