Manchester United are eyeing a move for Chelsea ace Willian as they look to strengthen their squad this summer.
Despite achieving their best season in terms of both points (81) and league position (2nd) since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, United finished a whopping 19 points behind their Manchester rivals City, leaving Jose Mourinho knowing he needs to strengthen his squad drastically this summer.
While Mourinho has previously said that he is not looking to strengthen his attacking options, with Alexis Sanchez having only just arrived back in January, the Red Devils clearly are desperately short of attacking options down the right wing.
It isn’t the first time United have been linked with having an interest in the Brazilian, with Jose Mourinho known to have had an interest ever since he swapped Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford back in 2016.
The winger himself cast doubt on his own future at Chelsea in the aftermath of the clubs FA Cup final victory over United on Saturday, posting a picture on his Instagram story, conveniently covering over current Blues boss Antonio Conte with some trophy emoji’s.
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While it is widely expected that Conte will be leaving the club in the coming days, it is thought that the pair have had a falling out, with the winger being left on the bench until the 91st minute of Saturday’s Wembley finale, despite being voted the players’ player of the season once again this season.
Sky Sports are reporting that while there has been no official bid so far from United, it is thought they are keeping an eye on the situation ahead of a potential summer transfer.
Willian has scored 44 goals in 236 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club from Russian side Anzhi in 2013, and it is thought that the 29-year-old is valued at around £40million.
Chelsea meanwhile have been linked with having an interest in Manchester United winger Anthony Martial, who has also seen his opportunities diminished in recent weeks amid reports of a rift with Mourinho.