The 27-year-old may have been knocked down the pecking order by the former Barcelona man, and this has given the Bianconeri hope that they can sign him. The Old Lady could now make an offer for the Brazilian to test the London side’s resolve.
This is despite the midfielder being a regular under Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese’s return to the club. The former Shakhtar Donetsk man has made 94 appearances under the 52-year-old, scoring eight goals and helping them to win the Premier League and Capital One Cup last season.
Even with Pedro now at the club, Willian likely still has a role to play. With four competitions that the Blues will be expected to challenge for honours in, rotation will have to become more of an option for Mourinho. During the last campaign he rarely changed his team and it resulted in a dip in form in the second half of the season.