Willian transfer: No Real Madrid bid as passport issue delays Chelsea return

The Brazilian, a £60million target for Barcelona as well as United, was due to arrive at Chelsea's Cobham training base last Friday following his post-World Cup holiday, but was unable to because his passport had expired.

The situation has similarities to the one that the Blues found themselves in past year, when Diego Costa attempted to force a move to Atletico Madrid by refusing to return for pre-season.

United initially wanted Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, yet with the European champions now Ronaldo-less they are reluctant to sell the Welshman, meaning Mourinho will instead look to reunite with his former Chelsea man at Old Trafford.

Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly offering Willian a new deal at Stamford Bridge with Barcelona and Manchester United interested in the winger.

Chelsea forward Willian has failed to report back for pre-season training on time following his extended summer break, according to a report.

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The 29-year-old, who has also attracted interest from Manchester United this summer, is being relied upon by new boss Maurizio Sarri, with Eden Hazard likely to miss Sunday's game and the opening match of the season at Huddersfield.

"Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I'm very happy at Chelsea".

Speaking to Brazilian TV show, Esporte Espetacular, when asked this week if he was leaving Chelsea, Willian said: "No, I'm back to England".

It had been claimed in the British media that Real Madrid have made a bid of €110m to land both Courtois and Willian.

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