Chelsea are looking to sell talented attacker Willian and replace him him with fellow Brazilian Lucas Moura in January report The Star.
Willian joined Chelsea for £30 million in 2013 from Anzhi Makhachkala and has enjoyed a successful time at Stamford Bridge winning two Premier League titles. The 29-year-old has made a total of 141 appearances for The Blues finding the net on 19 occasions.
Although he has fallen down the pecking order a bit this season under Antonio Conte, Chelsea fans would be sad to see such a quality player leave the club, but with the World Cup fast approaching, the player himself may well feel he needs to move to a club that will guarantee first-team football.
Several clubs from the Chinese Super League are said to be lining up big-money bids for a player renowned for his pace, dribbling and lethal dead ball delivery.
Chelsea have already identified Willian’s international team-mate Lucas Moura, who currently plys his trade with French Champions PSG, as his potential replacement.
Moura famously almost signed for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United in 2012 before opting to move to Paris instead. The lightning-quick attacker has 36 caps for Brazil and is the type of old-fashioned winger who gets crowds off their feet with his mesmorising dribbling ability.
At 25-years-old the PSG man may well prove to be a better long-term option than Willian who will turn 30 in August.
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