Antonio Conte

Chelsea could lose star winger as Barcelona pounce on issues with Conte

Willian off

Willian could well leave Chelsea this summer for Barcelona in a sensational move, as the Cules look to add to their squad and replace Neymar.

France Football claim Barcelona have now set their sights on the winger, who has worried when watching the treatment of Diego Costa, a player he is close to and has supported in a big way since the fallout with Conte, and after the lack of trust shown in him by Conte last season despite being Chelsea’s Player of the Year the season before, Willian could leave.

Manchester United have tried to land Willian – but Barcelona and the chance to play with Lionel Messi could be the push the Brazilian needs to leave the club – and Conte may even let him when he considers what he could do with the money.

Need players

Both Barcelona and Chelsea are in serious need of players, and it seems that it could well be the case that they’re stuck at the end of the transfer window, trying to get in players and paying over the odds.

The issues with Barcelona and Neymar have been well documented, but Chelsea have their own issues. Eden Hazard has been linked with Real Madrid, and certain sources claim the player is willing to push through a move if it comes to that, and now with Willian also considering leaving, it does bring into question the man management of Antonio Conte – something that reportedly saw John Obi Mikel also leave Chelsea.

It’s hard to say how the board would take a move for Willian, and given they’re already stuck trying to get rid of Diego Costa and get the £60 million they want from Atletico Madrid, it could take them by surprise and once again set them at odds with their manager.