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Former Chelsea manager offering £50m for key midfielder, ready to double his wage

Willian started this season with a blast, proving to be the only attacking player in the Chelsea team that was creating opportunities. Eden Hazard has been found wanting all season, Oscar seems way off the pace and Pedro has not been a hit since moving from Barcelona.

Whilst the others faltered, Willian scored 11 goals and provided nine assists across all competitions, although his form has dropped slightly since the early parts of the year and he seems to be snatching at chances of late.

Chinese Super League side, Guangzhou Evergrande, have expressed interest in a possible £50million move for the midfielder. Luiz Felipe Scolari, who managed Chelsea for a disappointing few months back in 2008-09, is in charge of the Chinese team and reckons the Brazilian ace should join him.

Willian could double his £120,000-a-week salary and join other superstars already at the club, including Paulinho and Jackson Martinez.

Should Chelsea sell their best performing player of the season? The answer that immediately springs to mind is no, but it does make financial sense when you think about it. Willian has never been a prolific scorer, often snatching at shots and preferring killer balls. 11 goals is a good return for a midfielder, but it’s the first time in 3 seasons he came anywhere near that mark.

He is a work-horse, but at 27, he could quickly start to lose the pace that defines his game. £50million is a lot of money to receive for a player and would mark a good return on our investment.

Should he stay or should he go?

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