As per an update from betting syndicate Ladbrokes this afternoon, Manchester United have emerged as the clear favourites in the race to sign Chelsea winger Willian this summer.
Dip in form
Gifted wide-man Willian has been on the books of Chelsea since arriving at the club from Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer of 2013, going on to establish himself as a key contributor to the Blues’ successes over the last 4 seasons.
However, the 29-year-old came in for heavy criticism from large sections of the club’s supporters for his performances during the early months of the current campaign, with many having called for the South American to be moved on upon the opening of the January transfer window.
Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Manchester United were the club most heavily-linked with a move for the Brazilian during the winter transfer market, with Jose Mourinho reportedly extremely keen on reuniting with his former Blues’ charge.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, have been touted as a possible destination this summer, though Willian’s stellar showings at Stamford Bridge since the turn of the year (many are of the opinion that he has been Chelsea’s best player over the last couple of months) have actually seen rumours grow that the 54-time capped Selecao international could be handed a new contract in London.
Nevertheless, Ladbrokes have this afternoon released the up-to-date odds on Willian’s potential next destination, with Manchester United the clear front-runners, ahead of AC Milan and Real Madrid:
5 most likely clubs to sign Willian:
Man United – 6/4
AC Milan – 9/4
Real Madrid – 10/3
Barcelona – 7/2
PSG – 5/1