Willian finally speaks on Barcelona interest


GETTY Willian is wanted by Manchester United

The player's agent, Kia Joorabchian, is reportedly doing all he can to convince the Blues to negotiate a move for the 29-year-old, who has also been targeted by Manchester United.

Brazil forward Willian has instructed his agent to wait after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation before he can make his decision between Barcelona and Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.

After a poor campaign last term, Chelsea finished outside the top 4 in the Premier League.

Part of the problem for Hazard, and the rest of those is Stamford Bridge, is the uncertainty which continues to shroud the managerial situation in west London. Spanish clubs are only allowed two non-EU players in their squad, with Mina becoming a surplus if Arthur is signed this summer. It is said they have already had a £50 million bid rejected by Chelsea.

Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho maintains an interest in reuniting with Willian, whom he managed previously while in charge at Chelsea, but Barca have the edge as the playmaker is "determined" to play alongside Lionel Messi, per Mundo Deportivo (via the Mirror's Thomas Bristow). However, it's highly unlikely that the Willian saga is over.

Manchester United are also keen on Willian, but Chelsea will likely rather sell to a foreign side than their domestic rivals.

The 29-year-old is now plying his trade in Russian Federation in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.

Manchester United will launch a €40m (£35.4m) bid for Mexico global Hirving Lozano in the coming days, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

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