Chelsea want to sell 29-year-old to fund £27m move for Brazilian attacker – report

Chelsea are eyeing a £27m deal to sign Lucas Moura and ready to sell Willian to raise funds for the deal, according to reports

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Chelsea are hoping to sell Willian to fund a move to sign Paris Saint-Germain attacker Lucas Moura, according to reports in France.

Le 10 Sport, as quote by Metro, is reporting that the defending Premier League champions are interested in a £27m deal to Lucas from the French club.

The same article states that Antonio Conte believes the PSG winger is the ideal replacement for 29-year-old Willian, who has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since he Italian’s appointment in 2016.

According to the report, Chelsea could capitalise on Lucas’ desire to secure regular first-team football ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Russia following the summer arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at PSG.

Willian has started six Premier League games and has made five substitute appearances in the Premier League this term.

The South American contributed eight times in 34 games in their title-winning campaign in the Premier League under Conte.

Lucas, on the other hand, has scored one goal and has made one assist in five substitute appearances so far this term.

Chelsea were 1-0 winners against Manchester United in their last Premier League game to move to within a point of Jose Mourinho’s men in second place.

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