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Chelsea star Willian being targeted by Juventus in yet another FREE transfer deal as Sarri eyes reunion with winger

JUVENTUS are reportedly plotting a swoop for Chelsea winger Willian with the player talking up his time under Maurizio Sarri.

The Brazilian is out of contract at the end of the season and is said to want a three-year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge, while being offered two.

Staying in England is Willian's priority but plenty of clubs across Europe will attempt to woo him should he become available.

Tuttosport report on Juve keeping tabs on the 31-year-old ahead of the season eventually coming to an end.

Whether the Old Lady match their interest with a suitable offer may come down to CEO Fabio Paratici's desire to splash a sizeable wage on a player entering the latter stages of his career.

Tottenham have also been linked and Willian told ESPN Brasil that remaining in the Premier League is his preference.

Sarri is a good coach. He had interesting tactics, liked a beautiful game, and playing with the ball.


He said: "My desire is to stay in the Premier League, but I don't rule out playing in other leagues.

"I'm going to play until the end of the season and see what happens."

Juventus have made a name for themselves as expert operators in the free transfer market, snapping up several stars for reduced fees.

Last summer saw Aaron Ramsey arrive from Arsenal, albeit on a £400,000-a-week wage packet.

Paul Pogba, Dani Alves, Fabio Cannavaro and Sami Khedira were all big hits after being plucked as their contracts expired, following in the footsteps of the Bianconeri's ultimate bargain buy: Andrea Pirlo.

Juve boss Maurizio Sarri worked with Willian at Chelsea last season and the player felt a positive influence under his tutelage.

He added: "Sarri is a good coach. He had interesting tactics, liked a beautiful game, and playing with the ball.

"Even so, he won a title, the Europa League , and we came third place in the Premier League.

"I can't tell you why it wasn't better. He was a very calm guy on a daily basis."

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