Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he is eager to hold talks with Willian as soon as possible.
The Brazil international has been strongly linked with a transfer away from Stamford Bridge this summer with Man United, Barca and Real Madrid all said to hold an interest in the playmaker.
Willian has so far failed to return for pre-season training ahead of the new campaign, and the 59-year-old has acknowledged that he has been left forlorn with the ongoing situation.
At a press conference, Chelsea head coach told reporters: “I want to speak to him before I answer these questions. I am not happy about this situation but, before I answer, I would like to speak to him.”
Willian has two years left on his contract with the Blues.
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