Chelsea News Summary: Deal Close, Brazilian Forward to Leave, Transfer Blow

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Jose Mourinho desperate to sign explosive Chelsea forward this summer

Manchester United are reportedly ready to sign Chelsea forward Willian as a long-term replacement for Anthony Martial.

The 22-year-old French forward is believed to be unhappy at Old Trafford and could sign for Serie A champions Juventus after the end of the current campaign.

Manchester United head-coach Jose Mourinho is believed to be a big fan of Willian and tried to lure him at Old Trafford last summer.

While the Blues refused to sell, Brazilian forward future has remained the subject of speculation all season long.

After signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, Mourinho has ruled out signing any attacking options for the next season.

But, according to ESPN, question marks over Anthony Martial’s future has seen Man United to once again rumoured with a summer move for Willian.

The Red Devils will find it hard to get the deal done with Chelsea are keen on to avoid Nemanja Matic scenario.

Willian has made over 200 appearances for Roman Abramovic’s team since joining the team from Shakhtar back in 2013.

‘I like to play for Chelsea,’ he said. ‘

On the pitch I want to do my best always to fight until the last minute. To do my best for this club.

‘To continue to win titles because this club deserves always to win titles. I think we have to continue to improve for next season. To improve ourselves.

‘To think about what we did well, what we did not so well and to try to make something different next season.’

Almost Done: Direct PL Rivals On the Verge to Sign In-Demand Chelsea Midfielder

Liverpool are on the verge to sign Chelsea highly-rated midfielder Isaac Christie-Davies on a free transfer after the Londoners released him, sources close to the Reds told to ESPN.

The 20-year-old midfielder was not offered a new contract by Chelsea, with his current deal expiring in the summer, and several clubs have keeping tabs on his situation.

The Merseyside Reds took Christie-Davies on trial in March and it seems he has done enough to win a transfer to Anfield.

He joined The Blues academy from Brighton & Hove Albion and progressed from the youth setup to the under-23s, winning the FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016 and the UEFA Youth League in 2016.

The Blues midfielder is likely to link up with the Reds under-23s next campaign, following ex0Chelsea teammate Dominic Solanke in leaving Stamford Bridge for Merseyside.

Meanwhile, Dominic Solanke who has left Chelsea for Liverpool is likely to depart from Anfield this summer in order to secure regular first-team football elsewhere.

Newcastle United are believed to be keen on to lure former Chelsea forward at St James Park, while Rangers are also in the hunt for his signature.

Chelsea in danger to miss out signing of 26-year-old versatile midfielder

Arsenal have the edge over Chelsea in the race to sign Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri thanks to recently appointed by director Raul Sanllehi’s relationship with the African playmaker, according to reports in France.

The Ivory Coast international has long been rumoured with a switch to the Premier League after several impressive seasons in Ligue 1, and he had reportedly been identified as a top transfer target for Chelsea.

However, now L’Equipe claim it is the Gunners who have the upper hand in any negotiations.

The ex-Barcelona transfer guru has joined the Gunners in November as head of football relations.

Sanllehi’s tried to lure Serie at Nou Camp during his time at Barcelona.

Sanllehi spent much of last summer trying to lure Seri at Nou Camp with Ernesto Valverde has been keen on to strengthen the midfield area. However, the deal has never been materialised.

However, L’Equipe report that he has maintained a positive relationship with Seri and it gives the Gunners advantage in the race for his signature.

Chelsea and Arsenal are both believed to seeking a new manager ahead of the new season and before starting a bidding war for Seri they will have to lure world-class tactician to London.