Juventus have set their sights on Chelsea’s forward Willian as a possible free transfer acquisition next summer with his Stamford Bridge deal set to expire.
As noted by a British newspaper The Sun earlier this summer, it had been claimed that the Brazilian was closing in on a fresh deal with the Blues, but the talk was met with a negative reaction from many supporters.
Goal Italy note, via an Italian newspaper Tuttosport, that the 31-year-old attacker will be available on a free transfer at the end of the campaign as things stand, and Bianconeri have set their sights on the star as a possible reinforcement for Maurizio Sarri.
The Italian heavyweights have a reputation of some excellent recruits without paying a transfer fee in the latest years, with the likes Aaron Ramsey, Andrea Pirlo, Adrien Rabiot and Paul Pogba all being snapped up after their deals elsewhere expired.
In turn, the club seemingly have a positive track record when it comes to exploring bargain solutions, and they may well see the South American as another with the report adding that Fiorentina prodigy Federico Chiesa is perhaps the priority next summer.
Time will tell if that sparks the Blues into action to get that touted fresh agreement in place before then to not only avoid a departure for of Brazilian international but also to protect the position by avoiding losing him for free next summer.
Willian joined Chelsea back in 2013 and has gone on to make 295 matches for the club while netting 52 goals. During that time, he has played a part in winning two EPL titles as well as a Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup.