Jose Mourinho Targets €41m Chelsea Midfielder for Summer

According to ESPN, Jose Mourinho wants to rebuild his Manchester United side next season by signing Willian for €41 million. The pair worked together for three years at Chelsea during Mourinho’s second stint there, where they managed to win a Premier League title.

Willian has lost his place under Antonio Conte this season and is behind Pedro Rodriguez in the pecking order. This has led to speculations that he might be heading for an exit soon. During an interview in February, the Brazilian international was quoted saying, “No player likes to start the game at the bench. To be honest, I do not like it either. I like to be playing all the time.”

The player was already a target of Mourinho last year and the Portuguese is willing to offer him another chance to come to Old Trafford this summer, with €235,000-a-week worth of wages on the table. Mourinho signed him for Chelsea back in 2013 for £32 million and he believes he can again convince the winger to make the move.

Should the deal go through, the 28-year-old’s experience, pace and goal threat can turn United’s midfield into a new shape. The Red Devils are having a tough time scoring goals this season, with the club having scored least amount of goals in the top seven of Premier league so far.