Chelsea FC expecting Willian return despite Real Madrid talk – report

Chelsea FC are expecting to welcome Willian back for pre-season training this week, say reports

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Chelsea FC star Willian Photo: Nike

Chelsea FC are expecting Willian to report back to the club for pre-season training this week, according to reports in the British media.

The Times is reporting that Willian failed to return to the club on last Friday’s return date set by Maurizio Sarri due to issues with his passport.

However, the Brazil international is now set to report back to Cobham to begin his preparations for the new Premier League season.

Willian’s future at Chelsea FC has been something of a source of speculation this summer, with the Brazilian having been touted as a target for both Real Madrid and Manchester United recently.

The attacker struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team under Antonio Conte last term and he will be aiming to impress new manager Maurizio Sarri this time around.

According to the same story, Willian is happy at Chelsea FC, although being at least five days late for pre-season training is not exactly an ideal start for the Brazilian under new boss Sarri.

Chelsea FC will likely be set to make a number of other new signings this summer as they look to try and challenge for the Premier League title in Sarri’s first campaign at the club.

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