Willian Out; Martial In as Chelsea Set To Let Go Of The Brazilian Star
Willian’s future at Stamford Bridge remains in doubt as he isn’t sure if he would be given more game-time in the upcoming season unlike last term where he only played a bit-part role in Conte’s team.
Reports claimed that the Brazilian is being tracked by Manchester United and Barcelona as both clubs are looking at the prospect of upgrading their respective display from the flanks ahead of the upcoming season.
According to The Telegraph, the Blues are set to release the player to the Catalans this summer despite United being the first club to show their desire to work with the Brazilian.
Chelsea’s decision to sell him to the Spanish giants could be traced to the rivalry that exist between both Premier League clubs.
However, no deal has been agreed upon between Chelsea and Barcelona as Sky Sports report that Barcelona’s £50m offer was rejected by the Blues, who believe the fee wasn’t suitable for the player’s quality.
Meanwhile, should Barcelona eventually meet Chelsea’s £70m price tag, the Blues will reportedly invest their profit on Martial’s signature, The prolific Frenchman has been a target for Chelsea.