Willian absent from Chelsea training amid Real Madrid rumours

President of Real Madrid Florentino Perez speaks during a press conference to present their new player Jesus Vallejo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid

President of Real Madrid Florentino Perez speaks during a press conference to present their new player Jesus Vallejo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid

Manchester United could have finally succeeded in their pursuit of Willian, with Chelsea accepting a €75 million bid for the Brazilian global.

It had been reported on Monday morning in the United Kingdom media that Madrid were keen to land Courtois and Brazil's Willian.

Yet the Brazilian has insisted he is happy at Chelsea.

Chelsea have turned down multiple bids from the Catalan giants Barcelona, and now Willian has opened up, talking about his happiness with life in London.

Which makes reports that he failed to report back to the club for pre-season training on the expected date all the more unusual.




The Brazilian, who has been enjoying an extended break after playing at the World Cup, has contacted the club to blame his late arrival on a problem with his passport.

Alderweireld has been one of the best defenders in the Premier League over the past few seasons, and his future at Tottenham is up in the air with the Belgium global barely featuring since the turn of the New Year. They are confident that the situation is not a repeat of the Diego Costa saga which plagued last year's pre-season preparations.

Willian had been linked with a move to Barcelona too but Jose Mourinho is keen to link up with a player that he had worked with during his second spell at Chelsea.

Should Willian leave the South-West London club they would surely have to dip into the transfer market once again as they do not possess a replacement out-and-out winger.

Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri will be delighted with this news as Willian has the potential to be one of the Blues' key player in the Premier League and Europa League next season.

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