Ex-Chelsea coach says Jose Mourinho loves Willian

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.”

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