Willian has been linked with Manchester United..

Willian close to ending Manchester United hopes with new Chelsea deal

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Willian is set to agree an extended contract with Chelsea in a deal that will end any chance of a transfer to Manchester United, reports The Sun.

Jose Mourinho originally brought Willian to Stamford Bridge in 2013, signing him from Anzi Makhachkala for £32million.

While the Special One's relationship with most of the first-team players had broken down by the time he was sacked in December, he remained on good terms with the Brazilian winger, who was widely considered to be Chelsea's best player in a disappointing campaign.


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Naturally, reports claimed that Mourinho had targeted a shock move for Willian as part of a summer revolution at Old Trafford and was willing to pay big money to get the deal done.

The same report claims Mourinho was ready to go over £60m, which would have broken the British transfer record, set by the Red Devils in 2014 when they signed Angel di Maria for £59.7m.

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New deal

However, Chelsea have made it clear to their Premier League rivals that they will not sell for any price and have instead moved to tie Willian's future down to the club.

Willian has two years left on his current contract but talks regarding an extended four-year deal have been ongoing for some time. Now, it seems there may have been a breakthrough with the well-connected Neil Custis claiming that final details are being ironed out.


Last season

The 27-year-old scored 11 goals across all competitions for Chelsea last season including a number stunning free-kicks. He also became an important member of the Brazilian national team, scoring twice and assisting three more in six World Cup qualifiers.


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