Chelsea ready for Manchester United bid for winger Willian

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Chelsea are preparing themselves for a huge bid from Manchester United for Willian after Barcelona had a bid rejected for the Brazilian.

The Blues turned down a £50 million offer from Barcelona earlier on in the week, and now the Premier League side are now ready to make their move.

According to the Daily Express, Chelsea are braced for a massive offer to come in for the 29-year-old and for a bidding war to commence.

Willian hasn't had the best of relationships with current boss Antonio Conte, like many of his teammates, but with Maurizio Sarri set to take charge next season, could that be the move to ensure he stays at Stamford Bridge?

Jose Mourinho is a keen admirer of Willian and is looking to reunite with him after their time together at Chelsea.

However, Roman Abramovich would prefer to sell the forward to not a rival, leaving Barcelona in the front-running.

With Willian ageing, if the Blues were to receive over £50 million for the forward, they should certainly deliberate over the offer, particularly with Anthony Martial wanting to leave Old Trafford. All that's left to say is, let the battle commence.