Juventus want Willian in January move despite Chelsea offering new two-year deal
Juventus are eyeing a January move for Chelsea’s Willian with the Brazilian’s contract winding down.
The winger has spent six years at Stamford Bridge, but will be free to seek a move away in January.
Chelsea are looking to offer the 31-year-old a two-year extension, but no further developments have been made according to the Daily Express.
The Brazilian is now playing under his fourth different manager, but with Frank Lampard looking to add a youthful element his spot could be under threat.
Mason Mount has already proved himself to be a hit while Callum Hudson-Odoi is closing in on a return from injury.
Both players are capable of challenging Willian for a starting berth potentially leaving the Brazilian to look elsewhere.
Maurizio Sarri, who worked with Willian last season, is now in charge of the Serie A champions.
He was known to be fan of several Blues players and could seek to add one or two to his Juventus squad.
The Bianconeri spent big in he summer to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax so their financial might may be tested should they attempt a move in January.
The Italian champions have grown a reputation for their smartness when it comes to adding free agents.
Willian could follow the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Dani Alves in moving to Turin for nothing.
There remains the possibility that the winger could remain at Stamford Bridge, but that depends on how much he figures in Lampard’s plans.
Willian made 56 appearances last term – his highest number since arriving at Chelsea in 2013 for £31m.
He is yet to start a Premier League game this season making three substitute appearances.