Willian aware of Barcelona interest but wants to stay at Chelsea

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The Belgium global, like his compatriot Eden Hazard, had been due on Monday afternoon at Chelsea's Cobham training base where the new head coach hoped to hold discussions over his future.

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has also been linked with Real, but did attend training with the Blues on Monday. Sources close to the club have said that Sarri has said he will not block Courtois from leaving if he truly wants to.

Willian looks set to stay at Chelsea despite being heavily linked with Barcelona and Manchester United this summer.

Since his time as Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho has been an admirer of Brazil global Willian, and he feels he should sign him for the Red Devils this summer.

The 27-year-old asked new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri for the extra time off following his World Cup exertions with Belgium, who he helped to a third-place finish at the finals in Russian Federation.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is keen to snap up Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland who has today (Monday) been propelled to the top of the club's transfer target list.

Sarri brought Willian on off the bench in a 2-0 loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield after he returned this week, albeit a few days late, from the World Cup with Brazil.

The Premier League club are thought to be willing to let him leave, providing they can find a replacement, while Maurizio Sarri said yesterday that he didn't want to keep him at the club if he wasn't fully motivated.

Courtois told Belgian TV: "I'm not going to comment".

Courtois is expected to leave Chelsea this summer to complete a long-awaited return to Madrid.

Real, who have been chasing Courtois for some time, have made a £35m offer for Courtois, and have been in talks with Chelsea transfer supremo Marina Granovskaia. "We never know, but I have been always clear about my wish of staying here", he continued. We have the idea to press, but sometimes they did not do it in the right way.

"He has to improve on the defensive phase, I think".



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