Willian has admitted that he hopes that Eden Hazard rejects a summer move to Real Madrid and stays with Chelsea.
His performances have caught the attentions of Madrid and boss Zinedine Zidane, who is a big admirer of Hazard and is reportedly ready to splash close to £80 million to try an get him away from Stamford Bridge in the summer.
we do not want to sell their star man, but considering he is out of contract next summer and has no intention of committing to a new deal, we will have no choice but to cash in and get some money for the superstar.
But after seeing Hazard score the winning penalty in Chelsea’s Europa league win, Willian has admitted that he hopes that Hazard will stay at the club.
He told the Sky Sports website:: “For me I hope he stays, but in football you never know. I think his head is here, to play for Chelsea.
“Then after he’s finished the season maybe he can talk about his situation. I don’t know anything about him leaving so for me I hope he can stay.
“He’s very important, a special player, he’s very important for us, he helps us a lot.
“And he’s one of the best players in the world.”
Meanwhile, Shaka Hislop has claimed that Philippe Coutinho will be sold by Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
The Brazilian has not made the impact that many expected since his move from Liverpool, and reports in the Spanish press have claimed that he could be sold at the end of the season, especially after the Champions League semi-final loss to the Reds.
And now Hislop has opened up and claimed that Coutinho will be sold by Barcelona in the summer window.
Hislop said on the ESPN website:: “I’m going to say [it will be]: ‘Philippe it’s been nice but it’s just not worked out’.
“I thought Philippe Coutinho hit the ground running after that move from Liverpool to Barcelona. But then the injury and he never could seem to get back in stride with the rest of the Barcelona team.
“I think you’ve seen that over the last two games against Liverpool in particular. I thought he didn’t contribute anywhere near enough in a circumstance where you would expect a whole lot more going back to his former club.
“If I’m sitting in the Barcelona board, I’ve ran out of patience with Philippe Coutinho.”
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