Jose Mourinho has vowed to sign Willian from Chelsea this summer despite the Blues’ £60m valuation of the Brazilian.
Manchester United signed Nemanja Matic from Stamford Bridge last summer but failed with their enquiries for Willian.
The Brazilian international has been one of Chelsea’s brightest sparks in recent weeks and scored in the club’s 2-1 defeat to United in February at Old Trafford and in the 1-1 home draw with Barcelona in the Champions League last 16.
Mourinho’s side crashed out of the Champions League after a shock 2-1 defeat to Sevilla on Tuesday and Mourinho’s expected to spend big again to close in on Manchester City next season.
The Sun UK reports that the Portuguese manager has vowed to try again to sign the Chelsea star and is open to meeting Chelsea’s £60m valuation.
Possibility of the deal could depend on the future of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge with the Italian expected to depart in the summer after two seasons in west London.