Former Chelsea boss wants Blues winger in China

Date published: Friday 29th April 2016 3:04 - Oli Fisher

Willian: Big-money China move alerts Chelsea

Luis Felipe Scolari wants to bring winger Willian to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, and they are preparing a lucrative offer to secure their man.

Guangzhou are preparing a £50million bid for the 27-year-old, who has been a consistent performer in a poor season for the Blues with 11 goals.

In addition to a bumper transfer fee, the Chinese champions are reportedly willing to offer William up to double his current wage of £120k per week, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Ribeirao Pires born former Shakhtar player joined Chelsea from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in August 2013 and has played 136 games in all competitions since his move amassing a combined 40 goals and assists.

The current boss of the Chinese outfit is countryman Scolari, with Evergrande currently his 2oth team managed, and the Brazilian managed to guide the London side to a third-place finish back in the 2008-09 season.

Guangzhou had been linked with another Chelsea man, namely Ramires, though the move never materialised.

Earlier in the month, Willian expressed his desire to play in the Olympics in Brazil, while in January he admitted that he was still happy in West London despite a season of disappointment on the field.

“There’s a passage in the bible that says man doesn’t live just from bread,” he told the Telegraph. “So you don’t live just from winning, you have to understand about losing as well. You can then better yourself to win.”

“Without any doubt,” he repsonded, when asked if he is shocked by Chelsea’s position. “The team were champions last season. There’s no explanation to give as to why this is all happening but as players we know we made mistakes at the beginning of the season and this is why we are in the position we are in today.”

“We do know that our situation is not a comfortable one. We know that we need to make more wins to go up the table.”

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