United 'confident' of Willian deal

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Brazil forward Willian has instructed his agent to wait after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation before he can make his decision between Barcelona and Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.

Any move for Willian would be conditioned by the future of other players in the Barca squad, as they already have their full quota of non-EU players.

Willian had his best season with the Blues last term as he notched 13 goals across all competitions but he was nevertheless frustrated with almost half of his gametime coming off the substitutes' bench.

But according to Catalan daily Sport, Willian is no longer a priority for the club this summer as Ernesto Valverde wants the club to bring in a more technical midfielder to replace Andres Iniesta.

"People speculate a lot".

Willian is now back in Brazil after his country's elimination from the World Cup at the hands of Belgium and still knows nothing about his future.

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McGarry further added, "Barcelona is looking to strengthen because they know Real Madrid are looking to strengthen significantly".

Usually, you'd assume that Chelsea would rather sell overseas than to a domestic rival but they showed in the past with the sales of Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic that they'll deal with United if the price is right so Willian could join his former team-mates in Manchester this summer.

"I've not received any information about that".

The two sides meet in Kazan on Friday and Willian, who counts Hazard as a friend at the cosmopolitan Stamford Bridge, said there will be no mercy.

"He is one of the best players in the world, but now I am on a different side and I want to do everything to win".

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