- Manchester United have contacted Chelsea about signing Brazilian winger Willian
- Jose Mourinho is keen to raid his former employers, but it will take big money
- Chelsea don’t want to sell, though Willian is frustrated at his lack of playing time this season
- MORE: Willian Man Utd transfer – offer accepted by Chelsea star
Manchester United have reportedly opened talks over the transfer of Willian by enquiring to Chelsea over his potential availability this January.
And although the Blues are not keen to sell, they could be persuaded if an ‘extraordinary’ offer comes in for the Brazil international, according to the Daily Mail.
Mourinho seems keen to make some changes in the attacking midfield area, with his side looking a little less convincing going forward in recent matches.
Having been thoroughly outplayed by rivals Manchester City last weekend, United responded by beating Bournemouth but could only manage a solitary goal against Eddie Howe’s struggling side.
The Mail add that Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s Old Trafford future is in doubt, with various outlets linking Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil as another target for the Red Devils.
The Daily Mail are one of them, stating that the Germany international is in fact leaning towards joining United over Barcelona.
Willian could be a decent alternative, however, with the 29-year-old signed by Mourinho during his last stint in charge at Chelsea and proving a reliable performer for him.
With pace, skill, an eye for goal and great work rate, Willian seems an ideal Mourinho player and could be more suited to the Portuguese’s way of playing than someone like Mkhitaryan, who has been left out of the squad completely in a number of recent matches.