Man Utd Transfer News: Willian Provides Update

Brazil star Willian has been heavily linked with leaving the Blues this summer after a frustrating campaign under Antonio Conte last term.

Manchester United and Barcelona are known to be tracking the 29-year-old winger and are expected to battle it out for him over the next few weeks.

Willian is currently starring at the World Cup and is set to take on Belgium in the quarter-finals tomorrow.

Ahead of that vital clash, the former Shakhtar Donetsk ace was questioned about the ongoing speculation surrounding his future.

Asked if he could join his compatriots at Barcelona, Willian said: “Well, they are excellent players with a lot of quality. “In addition to great players, they are very good friends.

“People speculate a lot. We see a lot of things on the internet, but this is not the time to talk about this.

“I’ve not received any information about that. I’m trying to focus on my performance, playing for Brazil.”

Chelsea could see two of their main attacking stars leave soon with Willian and Eden Hazard wanted elsewhere.

Wayne Bridge, who played 87 Premier League games for the Blues, believes selling either star would be a disastrous decision.

He exclusively told Starsport: “The two players I wouldn’t let go is Willian and Hazard.

“Those two are brilliant and how Willian didn’t play more games is beyond me. If he goes and Hazard does, Chelsea would need to buy a whole new squad.

“You’d need to replace them with world-class stars and that will cost a lot of money.”

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