Though the FA Cup final loss was undoubtedly disappointing, the Chelsea fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern are largely delighted about the complexion of their campaign.
Premier League champions once again, a big summer is in order for the Blues if they are to avoid another title defence as feeble as the last. So, reports from the Independent have sparked surprise amongst west London locals.
While talking about Manchester United’s reported interest in Inter Milan ace Ivan Perisic, the report suggests Mourinho’s prime target for a wide attacking berth would be Stamford Bridge star Willian.
The Brazilian has previously been linked with a sensational move to Old Trafford and, though claims within the report indicating he has no interest don’t come as a shock, Chelsea themselves are said to have been open to a deal with the United hierarchy.
Such is the nature of the 28-year-old’s popularity amongst the Chelsea fans in the bar, the idea of letting him leave to a rival is a rather strange one indeed.