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Sarri admits he is ‘not happy’ about ‘strange’ Willian situation

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he is not happy with Willian’s failure to report for pre-season training, describing the situation as ‘strange’.

Having been involved in the World Cup with Brazil, the winger was afforded some extra time off by the new Chelsea manger, who had set Willian a return date of last Friday.

However, Friday came and went, with Willian nowhere in sight, prompting further rumours of a potential move away from Stamford Bridge.

He has been linked with moves to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United over the course of the summer, although the Brazilian has expressed his happiness at living in a London.

Willian’s absence from training has been blamed on passport issues, with reports claiming that he finally arrived at Chelsea’s Cobham training group on Wednesday. However new boss Sarri doesn’t seem overly pleased with the 29-year-old’s absence.

“I want to speak to Willian before I answer these questions,” Sarri said following Chelsea’s disappointing pre-season penalty shoot out loss to Arsenal.

“I am not happy about this situation but, before I answer, I would like to speak to him. Is it a strange situation? I think so.”

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