Double deal could free up £35m Willian to make Man Utd move

Date published: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 1:10 - Oli Fisher

A duo of transfers involving Napoli, Bayern Munich and Chelsea could reportedly pave the way for Manchester United to sign a £35million winger.

According to Italian outlet Corriere della Sera, soon-to-be Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti wants Arturo Vidal to be one of his summer signings to replace the outgoing Marek Hamsik.

The player’s father Richard spoke to Pravda and gave Chelsea a boost in their pursuit: “There are three clubs interested in Marek, they have offered him €10million-a-year.

“Trouble is, Chinese clubs will only be able to sign new players in winter and Hamsik has three years left in his contract with Napoli. Marek talked with the president [De Laurentiis] about a possible exit from Napoli. I’d say there is a 60% of chances to see him leave the club. It all depends on his agent Venglos now.”

Ancelotti will reportedly not stand in the way of Hamsik’s exit this summer, with the Slovak tipped to follow Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea in a £60m deal, the Corriere della Sera reports.

As a replacement, the former Milan and Bayern coach will try to reunite with Chile star Vidal in Naples.

Should Chelsea complete the signing of Hamsik, it could open the door for Willian to leave for Manchester United in a £35million move.

The Brazilian has been repeatedly linked with a Stamford Bridge exit, with Jose Mourinho reportedly keen.


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