Chelsea star Willian is set to commit his long-term future to the London club by signing a new deal in the coming weeks, according to The Sun.
Willian joined Chelsea from Anzi Makhachkala back in August 2013 for a fee of £32 million, signing a five-year contract with the English giants. But now, with two years still left from the original deal, Willian is already being offered a new four-year bumper contract, which will keep his with the Blues until at least 2020.
The reason behind this new deal is believed to be the fact that new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is looking to persuade Willian to make a move to the Theatre of Dreams. And since the Special One is such a big fan of the Brazilian, United are even ready to make an offer worth £60 million to secure his services.
Willian was asked about Mourinho’s interest back when the winger was in USA for the Copa America, but the Brazil international simply replied: “I don’t think about that. I’m here on Copa America duty with Brazil and I’m not here to do interviews about other things. That is something my agent deals with.”
This is not the first time the Portuguese tactician has been reported to be interested in signing a former player, as Manchester United have already been linked with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Raphael Varane, Gonzalo Higuain, Mesut Ozil, Nemanja Matic and Cesar Azpilicueta since the former Chelsea boss joined the 20-time English champions.
However, Chelsea are willing to do whatever it takes to keep their 27-year-old star from leaving Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford, which is exactly why the club’s officials are readying a new deal for the wide man.
The report also states that the final details of the new contract are currently being discussed by the Chelsea officials and Willian’s representatives, and it looks very likely that the new deal will be signed in the coming weeks.