24th July, 2018
The fans and Management of Chelsea F.C. can finally heave a sigh of relief for now as far as the link between the player and the chances of him moving away from the club has been dampened by a withdrawal from a possible deal with Spanish football giants, F.C. Barcelona.
The Catalan giants and Manchester United have been on the trail of Willian for weeks now but it seems nothing tangible will be coming out of all that.
F.C. Barcelona was the more serious of the two clubs as they actually lodged two offers that were rejected by the Chelsea Management.
On the other hand, reports had it that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho was keen to sign Willian and was set to discuss his interest with club chairman, Ed Woodward over the Red Devils’ transfer dealings but his team had made no concrete offers to Chelsea.
Chelsea meanwhile seemed ready to listen to offers around the £60m mark for Willian and have already rejected two offers from Barcelona. This has now prompted Barca to start thinking in other directions as far as the transfer market is concerned.
This situation puts Manchester United in the driver’s seat to sign Willian if Chelsea is still willing to sell him. All of that however seem to hang on the chances of the Blues’ success of acquiring the services of Russian playmaker, Aleksandr Golovin who they have set their eyes on signing.