Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has seemingly ruled out the possibility of signing Willian from Chelsea during this summer’s transfer window. The Brazil international has been on the Portuguese radar for a while with reports previously suggesting that the attacker could be tempted by a reunion.
In a report covered by ESPN, Mourinho admitted that ‘no team without a Brazilian is a team’ but ruled out the club’s chances of pursuing Willian from former employers and arch-rivals Chelsea this summer.
Obviously, Nemanja Matic has been a huge success since swapping between the clubs last year and Mourinho is aware that Chelsea would be against losing another of their key performers regardless of who manages the club next term.
He said: “I worked with Brazilian players in every team I coached, and I enjoyed [them] a lot, everything they can give and also every problem they can create! But honestly, I enjoyed a lot, and who knows we can have a Brazilian in the squad next year. I don’t believe it will be Willian, because Chelsea won’t make it possible.”
Talking of Brazilian, United have been linked with other players in the form of Fred and Alex Sandro from the South American nation and the former is deemed as the front-runner to join United by many with Manchester City understood to have ended their interest in his services.