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Man Utd Plotting Raid On Chelsea As Mourinho Eyes Reunion
Managers are now making plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are after Chelsea attacker Willian…
Manchester United are plotting a summer raid on Chelsea as Jose Mourinho looks to be reunited with Willian at Old Trafford, according to a report in the Daily Star.
Willian is being tipped to leave Stamford Bridge after enduring a difficult campaign that’s seen him fall out-of-favour under Antonio Conte with Pedro chosen to play alongside Eden Hazard and Diego Costa in attack.
The Brazilian international has started just one of Chelsea’s last ten Premier League games and understandably it appears the 28-year-old has grown tired of his bit-part role at the champions-elect.
There will be no shortage of takers if Willian is on the market this summer and it seem Man Utd are among the clubs keeping a close eye on his situation as the Daily Star claim that Mourinho is plotting an audacious swoop on his former club.
The newspaper says that the ‘Special One’ is ready to renew his interest after failing to land Willian last summer and is keen to be reunited with the South American at Old Trafford this summer.
Mourinho signed Willian from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 and he was a huge hit in west London having played a key role in helping the Blues win the title in 2014 while he was named as their Player of the Year in 2015.
However, things haven’t worked out under Conte and it looks as though Mourinho is ready to offer him a chance to resurrect his career at United but it remains to be seen whether Chelsea will be prepared to do business with a rival.
I’m sure the Blues would rather sell Willian abroad if he does leave this summer but they did agree to sell Juan Mata to United so perhaps they won’t stand in Willian’s way if he makes it clear he wants to head to Old Trafford.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming weeks but I think Mourinho is going to be extremely active in the market this summer and Willian would be a superb signing if he could pull it off.