Antonio Conte prepared to sell Brazilian because of faith in £27m Chelsea flop

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has taken over at Manchester United, and his long-term successor at Stamford Bridge is reportedly ready to scupper the Special One’s transfer plans.

The Daily Mail reports that Mourinho wants to bring Willian to Old Trafford, but incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte has no intention of selling Chelsea’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year.

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However, he would be willing to sell Willian’s Brazilian compatriot Oscar, according to the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old is becoming an increasingly less prominent player at Chelsea. He started only 20 Premier League games last season, making seven appearances as a substitutes, and scored three goals.

But the Daily Mail understands that he retains admirers at Juventus and that Conte would allow his former club, with whom he won three successive Serie A titles, to have Oscar at the right price.

That is because Conte is prepared to give Juan Cuadrado, who flopped following his £27m arrival from Fiorentina – fee reported by The Guardian – a second chance to prove himself in the Premier League.

The Colombian winger spent last term on loan at Juve. He made 40 appearances in Serie A and the Champions League, and now could return to West London with Oscar going in the opposite direction.

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