Chelsea board in talks over Willian future

The owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich and director Marina Granovskaia will meet with the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri to discuss the future of Willian this week.

The Brazilian winger is understood to be wanted by both Man Utd and Barca, the latter of whom have made a £65m bid as their third and final approach for Willian.

According to The Daily Mail, Chelsea are as yet unresolved on whether to accept Barcelona’s latest offer for Willian, who turns 30 before the start of the new Premier League season.

However, the Blues would prefer to sell the 29-year-old to a foreign team rather than to rivals Man United, while the player himself is also thought to be enthusiastic on a move to the Camp Nou.

Abramovich, Granovskia and Sarri will meet this week to thrash out potential outgoings and incomings, as well as the option of using the Willian fee to help rebuild their squad.

Chelsea, who could also sell Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois to Real, have been linked with moves for Juventus trio Gonzalo Higuain, Daniele Rugani as well as Mattia Caldara.

CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin is an additional reported target for the West Londoners, regardless of facing competition for his signature from Monaco, while they have also been credited with an interest in Manchester Utd winger Anthony Martial.

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