Willian was the only Chelsea player who maintained his standards during the disastrous 2015/16 season that saw Jose Mourinho sacked before Christmas and Manchester United’s long-running interest in the Brazilian winger suggests that the Portuguese has not forgotten that in a hurry.
Barcelona’s signing of Malcom from under the noses of Roma has reportedly left the coast clear for Mourinho to reunite with his former charge at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Anthony Martial is reportedly surplus to requirements at United since Alexis Sanchez came in mid-season and shunted him down the pecking order.
Furthermore, he is apparently willing to defy Mourinho’s wishes to sell him to a foreign club by remaining in the Premier League, which serves to offer the Blues encouragement.
So, we suggested that a straight swap deal between the two widemen would make sense but asked which club would benefit the most from that arrangement.
69 per cent of those who responded said that it would be a better deal for Maurizio Sarri than Mourinho, as shown by the full results below…