Shocking reports coming from Spain have it that Chelsea offered Willian to Real Madrid ahead of the Spanish transfer deadline!
While the transfer window may have closed in the Premier League and Serie A, it remains open in other European countries – Spain, France and Germany – as top clubs within these nations look to strengthen their squads before the August 31 deadline.
Sequel to this, there are reports that Chelsea’s Willian has been offered to Real Madrid.
Mundo Deportivo which first reported this, however claimed that Los Blancos have rejected the offer though and are looking elsewhere to strengthen their squad ahead of the deadline.
Bear in mind that the Brazilian was linked with a Chelsea exit this summer following an unhappy finish to last season due to his hostile relationship with Antonio Conte.
“My will is staying at the club, unless they want to sell me,” Willian said after the Community Shield loss to Man City at the start of the month.
“We never know, but I have been always clear about my wish of staying here. My head is here at the Chelsea, but we never know about tomorrow. I hope to remain at the club.
“I have always been clear about enjoying playing for Chelsea, I have never (said) that I wanted to leave the club, but some situations that have happened with the other coach left me upset.
While new boss Maurizio Sarri is also happy to keep Willian, he was not too happy with his timekeeping earlier this month.
“I spoke yesterday with him about his lateness, not about his future,” said Sarri.
“It was a very positive conversation. I am happy about it. There is not a Willian problem.
“Yes, I do (think he will stay). Very confident.”