Willian Confirms FC Barcelona Offer, Chelsea FC Stay

Lynette Rowe
August 6, 2018

But the former England global has come in from the cold under Sarri and played a full 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday.

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

"The future of Hazard, Willian (below) and the rest of the players defend on the club, not just me", continues Sarri.

The goalkeeper's agent this week declared that Courtois wants to join Real Madrid and should be allowed to leave.

Ghezzal will link up with his new team-mates this week ahead of the Premier League season opener at Manchester United on Friday night.

Chelsea fans quickly pointed to their transfer activity as one of the reasons behind the defeat having only signed two players this summer.

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Citing 'sources close to the club, ' ESPN has claimed that the outcome of that meeting was Courtois telling Sarri that he wants to move on.

José Mourinho has urged the Manchester United hierarchy to make a move in the transfer market or be left behind by their Premier League rivals. Everybody loves them [Courtois and Hazard] and I hope they can stay. "We can all see their ability and what a great manager they have, but we are Chelsea and we have to believe".

"I have no reaction on the agent", Sarri said in his post match press conference.

Real are keen to replace their error-prone keeper Keylor Navas, and former Atlético Madrid star Courtois is top of their shopping list, with Henrotay saying the deal would be the "best option" for him. "Sometimes we press in the right way, sometimes no", he said.

The 59-year-old Italian's style has been likened to Pep Guardiola's.

He has also looked impressive for the club this pre-season and is likely to be an important part of the team under Sarri for at least the first couple of games of the season.

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