Willian finally reveals why he didn't like Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager

Willian finally reveals why he didn't like Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager

Willian finally reveals why he didn't like Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager

But the 26-year-old remained a hot topic at Wembley following his agent Christophe Henrotay's call for Chelsea to show "compassion" over Real's attempts to sign the star, whose two children from a previous relationship both live in Madrid.

He was due to return after holiday to training with Chelsea on Monday afternoon where talks with new manager Maurizio Sarri were scheduled, but he did not turn up at the club's Cobham HQ.

Chelsea forward Willian has revealed the only club to have made an official, concrete offer for his services this summer is Barcelona.

The Blues kick-off their Premier League campaign away to David Wagner's Huddersfield on Saturday and can now be backed out at 14/1 to win the Premier League title.

Thibaut Courtois has attempted to force his Chelsea exit by going AWOL on the eve of the new season.

Courtois is entering the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are expected to cash in after he pushed for a move. We have the idea to press, but sometimes they did not do it in the right way.

The 27-year-old asked new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri for the extra time off following his World Cup exertions with Belgium, who he helped to a third-place finish at the finals in Russian Federation.

Hazard, whose deal expires in 2020, has stalled over a new contract offer and has always been the subject of speculation over a move to Real.

Sarri said he would sanction Courtois' departure if the goalkeeper expresses a desire to leave following Sunday's Community Shield defeat to Manchester City. "I hope we can enjoy a lot of victories", Willian said.

While these seemingly harmless comments could mean several different things, it is very hard to tell what will happen now. Real Madrid is determined to strengthen their position at goal and in this regards, have identified Courtois as the ideal man for the task.

The meeting took place just hours before Thibaut was to report to his first day of training after taking the last month to recover from a busy summer. "I have no doubts, it is a game style that we like", said Willian. He is optimistic of a strong campaign, which begins with Saturday's Premier League opener at Huddersfield.

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