Willian Confirms FC Barcelona Offer, Chelsea FC Stay

  • Willian Confirms FC Barcelona Offer, Chelsea FC Stay

Willian Confirms FC Barcelona Offer, Chelsea FC Stay

If Inter Milan fail to sign Luka Modric from Real Madrid the Italians could make a move for Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

This is assuming that Hazard does not leave this summer, considering he has been linked with a move away from Chelsea for quite some time.

Speaking after Chelsea's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Community Shield, Willian said: "I've always made it very clear that I've always been very happy playing for Chelsea".

"The only club I knew that really made an official offer for me was Barcelona".

Hazard's team-mate, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, could also be targeted by Real and Chelsea boss Sarri is waiting to hear from him.

"I want the best players to stay, obviously, but the club will decide and then we will see what happens at the start of the season".

Chelsea are reportedly prepared to sell Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid if he confirms his desire to leave to manager Maurizio Sarri.

Courtois' agent Christophe Henrotay has claimed his client, a former Atletico Madrid loanee, wishes to return to the Spanish capital where his children live ; and Sarri will address his future once he returns to the club on Monday. "But my head is here in the club".

Do you think the Blues can afford to lose Courtois this late in the transfer window? He is with us and he is our goalie but I don't know what his future will be.

The agent for the Belgian, voted the best goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russian Federation, has said he wants a move to Madrid to be close to his two children.

But after starting on Sunday, Luis insists he never contemplated leaving Chelsea for a second time and is now keen to show he can be a key figure for Sarri.

Courtois is one of a number of talented Belgian stars to have come through Genk's youth system, where he was converted from a left-back before making his first-team debut aged just 16 years and 341 days.

"I hope we can enjoy a lot of victories", Willian said.