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REVEALED: Mourinho confident luring £35m Chelsea midfielder Willian to Man Utd

Jose Mourinho has made Chelsea schemer Willian one of his summer transfer priorities.

The Daily Star is reporting that the Manchester United boss is eager to reunite with the Brazilian this summer and is believed to be confident of landing him.

It is understood that Mourinho is prepared to spend £35million on the 28-year-old and offer him around £200,000 a week to lure him to Old Trafford.

While Willian remains an integral part of Chelsea's squad, his 13 Premier League starts for Antonio Conte may not satisfy him at Stamford Bridge and the chance to link up with Mourinho in Manchester could be too much to turn down.

The Starsport report indicates that Mou sees Willian as a player who can add creativity and pace to his midfield while acting as a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick.

Andrew Slevison
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