Report — Manchester United preparing to bid for 29-year-old winger

Willian Chelsea

Manchester United have been tipped to go on a bidding battle with Barcelona this summer as they seek to lure Willian from Chelsea.

United boss Jose Mourinho recruited Willian for Chelsea back in the summer of 2013 and the pair have since shared a fond bond despite the Portuguese ending his association with the west London club.

According to The Express, United are likely to lodge a formal bid for the Brazilian in the coming weeks after getting to know of Barcelona’s £50m offer, which was turned down by the Blues.

Whether or not, United manage to sign Willian remains to be seen, however, with Mourinho previously citing that the club would not be making any forward signings during the summer.

Over the past month, Mourinho has stayed with his statement with Fred and Diogo Dalot brought to strengthen the midfield and defensive departments respectively but things could change, should Anthony Martial push for an exit.

United have been reluctant to lose Martial’s services of late but his departure may potentially influence the signing of Willian, who could strengthen the right side of the club’s attack.

Nonetheless, there appears nothing concrete at the moment regarding Willian and the next few weeks could give a fair reflection of United’s interest. The Brazilian is presently contracted to Chelsea until the summer of 2020.


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