Claim From Brazil: Willian's Absence From Chelsea Pre-Season Training Explained

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The Blues are thought to be on the lookout for a new shot-stopper this summer amid the constant uncertainty surrounding Thibaut Courtois' future at Stamford Bridge.

Courtois' agent Christophe Henrota stated that he expects more compassion from Chelsea as Courtois wants to join Madrid for family reasons.

"I am not moving, I am happy at Chelsea and living in London.I am very happy living in London", declared the forward.

Brazil global Willian, who played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup for his country, was due back in England last Friday but did not turn up for pre-season training until Wednesday afternoon as he reportedly had some issues with his passport.

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"I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut, but he has made it clear to the club that the best option for him is to move to Madrid", Henrotay said in an interview with Sky Sports.

The Times are under the impression that a £65M offer is on the table from Los Blancos, and Willian may well have had his head turned. Barcelona had also been highly interested in signing the Brazil star but their interest cooled after they chose to sign another right winger, Malcom from Bordeaux.

Chelsea FC are likely to want to cash in on Courtois this summer rather than risk losing the Belgian on a free transfer next year.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has told Real Madrid that they must raise their bid with the FA Cup holders willing to sanction a deal at the right price given that they could lose him for nothing in 12 months. So I don't know the situation in this moment. "Every club wants to keep their top players and we are trying to do it". "I hope Courtois will be our goalkeeper", he said.

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