Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to raid Chelsea in a shock move for Willian this summer.
The Red Devils are considering cheaper alternatives to Jadon Sancho as Borussia Dortmund are refusing to budge on their £100m valuation, via The Daily Express.
The Chelsea star’s contract will expire at the end of June and he is expected to leave Stamford Bridge.
Talks between the Blues and the Brazilian’s representatives have stalled as the winger wants a deal longer than the 12 months that are currently on offer.
Solskjaer has made it clear he wants to bolster youth with experience to support the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.
Willian will be available for free in a matter of weeks, which appears to have swayed his mind. He is currently valued at £20m via Transfermarkt.
After arriving in England from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013, the set-piece-specialist has won the Premier League twice, the Europa League, the FA Cup and League Cup. He also picked up the Copa America trophy with Brazil last year (Transfermarkt).
Despite his age, the 31-year-old hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down, as he has the second-highest WhoScored rating out of all of his teammates. Willian has scored 5 goals and created 5 assists in the Premier League this season, taking 1.9 shots per game, averaging 1.8 key passes, and making 1.9 dribbles on average (WhoScored).
However, it is worth mentioning the South American reportedly earns £120,000-a-week, and Ed Woodward may baulk at his hefty wage demands.
Admittedly, Solskjaer could reinvest the money elsewhere if the board sign the veteran in the summer.
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