It looks as though the Willian to Manchester United rumours just don’t go away, with the stories taking another twist in the tale this morning.
According to Tuttosport in Italy, per the Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils have seen their bid for the 29-year-old accepted, with new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri trying to cash in on the right-winger.
Apparently, Chelsea have accepted an offer worth around £66million for the former Shakhtar Donetsk man, with the right side of the attack clearly an area in which Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen.
Last season, the only real outlet on that flank that United had was Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard. Both did decent jobs, but not much more than that.
Mourinho and Willian know each other inside out from their time at Stamford Bridge to Chelsea. It’d take the player no time at all to settle into the self-proclaimed Special One’s new tactics and ideologies, meaning he could make an impact almost immediately – while adding significant quality in one key area on the field.
With time running out on the transfer window, it’s now down to Edward Woodward to try to get this deal pushed over the line as quickly as possible.