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Manchester United want Chelsea star Willian and make enquiry ahead of January transfer window

The Brazilian has been linked with a big-money Old Trafford move ever since Jose Mourinho took charge there 18 months ago

Manchester United have reportedly approached Chelsea over a move for Willian.

The Daily Mail claims Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing the Brazilian to Old Trafford next month.

Manchester United have made an enquiry for Chelsea star Willian

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Manchester United have made an enquiry for Chelsea star Willian

United have been linked with Willian ever since the Special One took charge of United 18 months ago.


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And the winger is said to be open to making the move up north after failing to hold down a place under Antonio Conte.

However, Chelsea have no intention of selling such an important player mid-way through the season unless they are offered an astronomical fee.

Conte is desperate to keep his squad intact as the Blues look to claw back Manchester City in the defence of their title.


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The winger has failed to secure a regular place under Antonio Conte

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The winger has failed to secure a regular place under Antonio Conte

Monaco playmaker Thomas Lemar and Bayer Leverkusen wide-man Leon Bailey are both being looked at.

Meanwhile, United are bracing themselves for Henrikh Mkhitaryan offers.

The Armenian has featured just once since the November defeat to Chelsea.

But Mkhitaryan will not be heading to Inter Milan after a proposed swap deal involving Joao Mario was turned down.

Jose Mourinho has long been linked with a move for his former player

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Jose Mourinho has long been linked with a move for his former player

United are expecting bids for Henrikh Mkhitaryan next month

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United are expecting bids for Henrikh Mkhitaryan next month

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