JUST IN: Chelsea finally accept United's offer for William?

Willian and Vanessa Martins

Willian and Vanessa Martins

But the Blues are understood to be considering a double bid worth £100million from Real Madrid for Willian and Thibaut Courtois, with the Belgium No 1 particularly keen on a move back to the Spanish capital.

It is claimed that Real Madrid believe they can sign the goalkeeper for between €30m and €35m, due to Courtois' contract now being into its final 12 months.

Chelsea have turned down multiple bids from the Catalan giants Barcelona, and now Willian has opened up, talking about his happiness with life in London.

The Brazilian, who has been enjoying an extended break after playing at the World Cup, has contacted the club to blame his late arrival on a problem with his passport.

But he has yet to appear at training as the new season approaches.

Yet some at Chelsea are not convinced that the winger is telling the truth.

Costa made his desire to leave west London clear, though.

Chelsea have no immediate concerns about Willian despite the Brazilian's failure to report for preseason training on time, sources have told ESPN FC. Chelsea will not sell until they get replacements in.

The Express say new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri could make Hazard captain as part of his attempts to keep him.

Indeed, the Blues and Willian have been in constant communication over the delay, with the club happy that the player has conducted himself professionally over the absence that will see him miss the pre-season meeting with Arsenal.

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