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Report: Chelsea could lose key man in summer, Euro giants interested

Juventus are considering signing Chelsea winger Willian on a free transfer in the summer, according to CalcioMercato.

The Brazilian’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires in June and the Turin club have made a reputation of being shrewd operators in the market.

However, his transfer reportedly depends on whether former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is in charge at Juventus ahead of next season.

The Italian tactician managed Willian at the Blues last term and the 31-year-old is apparently a player that he rates highly.

The former Napoli boss’ future is uncertain though, having suffered a shock first leg defeat to Lyon in the Champions League and being just one point clear of Lazio atop the Serie A.

Even with Sarri at the helm in Turin, Chelsea star Willian would certainly have to fight for his place on the pitch given Juve’s immense attacking talent.

The Italian giants already have Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa, Federico Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado who can all play in Willian’s favoured right wing position.

Chelsea fans will hope that the London club can come to an agreement with Willian’s representatives to keep the silky playmaker at Stamford Bridge.

Despite the South American perhaps being past his prime, he has been one of the Blues’ best players this term and still has the ability to change a game.

Willian has been a loyal servant at Chelsea and is certainly a fan favourite – the supporters will be keen to see him prolong his stay in the Premier League.

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