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Chelsea star hints at rift between him and Conte amid serious transfer interest

Just days before the FA Cup Final and one Chelsea star has hinted at a rift between him and manager Antonio Conte, amid transfer interest from Manchester United.

The Chelsea star seems to be enjoying himself this season and with 14 goals across the Champions League, FA Cup, Premier League and the EFL Cup, he’s become a highly sought after player especially after his performances in the first leg of the round of 16 against Barcelona. But with Chelsea looking to sack Antonio Conte, after what a horrible post title win season, the Blues’ star has been linked with a move away.

Jose Mourinho even trying to bring Willian to Old Trafford last summer,  but a move never materialized as Chelsea didn’t want to let the 29-year-old go. According to reports from Metro.co.uk the Brazilian, who made Tite’s cut for the World Cup 2018, has suggested that his relationship between him and Antonio Conte is strained. That would give Manchester United a boost for any potential future transfers.

However, Manchester United have been monitoring the Brazilian this season and according to reports, Mourinho is very optimistic that he can convince both Chelsea and Willian, that playing for the Red Devil is a good option. However, Chelsea does not want to lose the 29-year old for less than £30 million, the fee that the club paid Shakhtar Donetsk back in 2013.

Author’s take:

Signing a 29-year-old in Willian just six months after bringing in 29-year-old Alexis Sanchez makes no sense what-so-ever. Especially when given the fact that Manchester United have the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and even Jesse Lingard who play in similar positions as the Brazilian.

However, if the Red Devils do plan on letting Juan Mata go, they should target attacking midfielders like Max Meyer, Malcom, Christian Pulisic, Riechedly Bazoer and Youri Tielemans among others.

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