- Want-away Chelsea star Willian discovered a forged letter in the football market carrying his signature
- The letter was said to have been authorised by the Brazil midfielder in search of new agent
- He has denied the letter and has asked his lawyers to get the situation sorted out
Brazil and Chelsea superstar Willian has denied signing a 'forged letter' claiming he authorised the change of his agent in the 'football market.
The Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester United target is yet to return to the Blues camp after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia owing to visa issues.
He has however instructed his lawyers to ensure that the situation is dealt with before it goes out of hand.
According to BBC Sport, the letter appears to have the 29-year-old's signature authorising deal for the search of a new agent for him.
Willian said: "In the recent days I have been informed that a 'letter of authorization for player agent FIFA', allegedly signed in my name has been circulated through the football market.
"In such letter, Mr. Denirobson Dias would grant an authorization to Mr. Renee Pinheiro Anunciação to represent me until 15 August 2018, throughout football clubs in the United Kingdom and France.
"I would like to clarify that I never signed such letter, the content of which I completely deny.
"Finally, since there seem to be clear evidence that my signature has been forged, or anyway misused, I hereby inform that my lawyers are already instructed to proceed with all appropriate legal measures before any competent courts or authorities.
"I hope I have clarified the matter and any possible misunderstanding. Willian Borges da Silva." He concluded.
Meanwhile, new manager Maurizio Sarri says he is not happy about the "strange" situation, and he will seek immediate talks with Willian.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Real Madrid launched a £65 million bid for Manchester United and Barcelona target Willian.
The Brazilian was said to be missing in Chelsea's preseason training as they prepare to take on Arsenal in their International Champions Cup encounter on Wednesday, August 1.
He was expected to join his Blues teammates on Friday having being granted an extended summer holiday after representing his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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