Paul Merson sends Chelsea FC transfer warning about Willian

The Arsenal legend expects Chelsea FC star Willian to be the subject of interest in the summer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea FC star Willian Photo: Willian

Paul Merson has warned Chelsea FC to expect interest in Willian in the summer transfer window.

The Brazil international has been one of the big positives for Chelsea FC in a difficult campaign for the west London side.

The Blues won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season in Antonio Conte’s debut campaign at Chelsea FC.

The Italian head coach used Willian sparingly in the 2016-17 season but the Brazilian star has become a key player this term.

The 29-year-old has scored 11 times and has eight assists in 45 games in all competitions in the current campaign.

Willian has been regularly linked with a potential move to Chelsea FC’S bitter rivals Manchester United since Jose Mourinho’s appointment.

The South American forward has also been touted as a target for Spanish giants FC Barcelona.

Former Arsenal star Merson believes Chelsea FC should expect some interest in the South American at the end of the campaign.

“I will be shocked if no-one comes in for Willian,” Merson told Sky Sports. “He has been absolutely outstanding.”

Chelsea FC will take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month.

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