Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins is convinced Willian is a priority target for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
Willian has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months but ruled out a Stamford Bridge exit after a man-of-the-match performance in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield.
Wilkins believes Mourinho wants the Brazilian ahead of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.
He told Sporting Bet: “Mesut Ozil won’t go to Old Trafford because he doesn’t have the work ethic that Mourinho looks for in his players. I actually see Willian as being the likely player to head to Old Trafford.
“Jose is an enormous admirer of Willian and he would be a special signing for United, but I pray that Chelsea don’t let him go.”