Chelsea wide-man Willian targeted as ‘Neymar replacement’ by PSG


CHELSEA have been rocked by a shock bid for Willian from Paris Saint-German, according to reports.

The Brazilian wide-man has attracted interest from the moneybags French club with Neymar out injured until April.

Willian is being targeted by PSG as a replacement for Neymar, according to reports
Willian is being targeted by PSG as a replacement for Neymar, according to reports
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According to the Mail, PSG are keen on a last-gasp January deal for the 30-year-old, who has fallen down the pecking order under Maurizio Sarri.

Willian is not an automatic starter like he was under Jose Mourinho or Antonio Conte and came on for the final half hour of the Blues’ humiliating 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

Neymar has picked up another metatarsal injury and will miss PSG’s last-16 Champions League tie against Manchester United.

Whether Willian is seen as a replacement for Neymar is another matter — as the Mail claim — given that he is usually deployed on the right and Neymar prefers the left-hand side of a front three.


Willian was on the wrong end of Chelseas shock 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth last night
Willian was on the wrong end of Chelseas shock 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth last night
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Neymar is out for 10 weeks after picking up another metatarsal injury in his foot
Neymar is out for 10 weeks after picking up another metatarsal injury in his foot
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PSG also reportedly considered going for Mesut Ozil on loan but the Arsenal star wanted to stay put.

Willian has 18 month left on his Chelsea contract and has been on the radar of big-paying Chinese Super League clubs.

The Ligue 1 champions have already signed £35million Leandro Paredes from Zenit St Petersburg.

And they made a bizarre bid for Swansea flop and Bayern Munich youngster Renato Sanches.

Meanwhile, eagle-eyed fans have noticed that Neymar’s latest injury has come just in time for his sister Rafaella’s birthday, which the former Barcelona star virtually NEVER misses!

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