New Chelsea FC boss to hold talks with 29-year-old linked with Man United – report

Maurizio Sarri is set to hold talks with Chelsea FC star Willian amid interest from Manchester United, according to a report in England

Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Maurizio Sarri is set to hold crisis talks with Manchester United target Willian, according to a report in England.

The Daily Star is reporting that Sarri is unhappy with Willian as the South American forward continues to be linked with a move to their title rivals Manchester United.

The same article states that La Liga giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are also keeping tabs on the South American before the close of the summer transfer window.

According to the same story, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is keen to sign Willian to improve his options on the right wing ahead of the new Premier League season.

The 29-year-old failed to show up at pre-season training last week to risk the wrath of new Chelsea FC manager Sarri, who replaced Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge last week.

While a problem with Willian’s passport is thought to be the key issue, the Daily Star is reporting that Sarri remains unconvinced about the playmaker’s absence.

The Blues finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League spot.

Chelsea FC have won the Premier League title in two of the past four seasons.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
BBC Sport reporter: Man United close to signing Tom Heaton
Mikel Arteta
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Arsenal summer transfer plans
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter: Arsenal listening to offers for Eddie Nketiah
Rio Ferdinand
'All day long': Rio Ferdinand wants to see Man United sign Jack Grealish
Brighton and England defender Ben White (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
BBC Sport reporter delivers update on Arsenal's bid to sign Ben White
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
BBC Sport reporter: Man United close to signing Tom Heaton
Mikel Arteta
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Arsenal summer transfer plans
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter: Arsenal listening to offers for Eddie Nketiah
Rio Ferdinand
'All day long': Rio Ferdinand wants to see Man United sign Jack Grealish
Brighton and England defender Ben White (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
BBC Sport reporter delivers update on Arsenal's bid to sign Ben White
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature