- Manchester United have suddenly emerged favourites to sign Chelsea midfielder Willian
- The Brazilian has been reportedly linked with a summer move to Barcelona in recent time
- The Spanish side according to latest reports are no longer interested after signing Ligue 1 star Malcom
Premier League side Manchester United have been tipped by bookies to sign Chelsea winger Willian, according to a UK Daily Star report.
The Chelsea midfielder has been linked severally with an exit from the West London outfit this summer, with the duo of Manchester United and Barcelona reportedly keeping vigil on the Brazilian.
The Spanish champions’ looked to be ahead to seal a switch for the Selecao star, with reports claiming they had a £55m bid on the table rejected by eggheads of the Stamford Bridge side.
However, the report further revealed that latest news coming out of the Spanish side reveal that the Catalan giants may discontinued their interest on the of the 29-year-old ace after sealing a £36.5m deal for Malcom from Bordeaux.
And bookmakers Betfair have replied by pricing Manchester United as 5/2 favourites to land Willian, in from 8/1 just 24-hours ago.
“Manchester United now favourites to get Willian after Barcelona went for Malcom instead, at 5/2 from 8/1,”a Betfair spokesman was quoted as saying.
Red Devils manager Mourinho signed the Brazilian during his second spell at Chelsea, and went on to claim double domestic silverware with the Premier League and League Cup in 2014/15.
At the moment, current Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has assured Blues supporters he will do all within his reach to ensure the club’s top stars that are reportedly linked with a move out of the Premier League side remain ahead of the new season.
The ex-Naploi boss is looking forward to hold talks with the trio of Willian, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois when they return from their extended vacation following their participation at the summer World Cup in Russia.
“It’s a pleasure to have Courtois, to have Willian, to have Hazard, but it [their futures] doesn’t depend on me, not only on me.
“So, we have to wait. I’m confident.
“Face to face, I think [I will talk to them] at the end of the month, because they will come to Cobham [training ground] at the end of the month,” Sarri was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Chelsea are reportedly offering Willian a new deal at Stamford Bridge with Barcelona and Manchester United interested in the winger.
The Brazilian is believed to want to leave the club with the Blues having rejected two bids from Barcelona.
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