Published: Sat, August 04, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Chelsea's Willian takes legal action over forged agent letter

Chelsea's Willian takes legal action over forged agent letter

The Belgian, who had a strong World Cup in Russian Federation, has been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu.

"I would like to clarify that I never signed such letter, the content of which I completely deny", he said.

Chelsea are reportedly set to retain Real Madrid target Thibaut Courtois for next season after they failed to find a suitable replacement of the Belgian worldwide.

Some supporters have criticised the 26-year-old as they feel that his desire to move to the Bernabeu is being financially driven, but Henrotay has dismissed those claims out of hand.

Willian's pronouncement comes as he is set for talks with Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri to explain why he returned to London five days after he was expected to report at Cobham for preseason training.

The Blues were also unable to secure a top class replacement for Courtois, having failed in an attempt to sign Alisson ahead of Liverpool.

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Meanwhile, FA Cup-holders Chelsea are starting the campaign under another new manager in Maurizio Sarri . I'll be happy if we arrive at the end being there [in contention] in April and May.

The goalkeeper wants to return to Madrid to be closer to his family and experience a new challenge after four years as Chelsea's No.1.

'But he has turned down a better offer elsewhere because this is more than a financial decision. While Real Madrid are eager to sign Courtois, the Blues were only willing to cash in on the player if they had nailed down a replacement in time.

Courtois has just one year left on his contract, meaning Chelsea must act now if they are to cash in on their wantaway keeper. "We understand that the people at Chelsea may not be happy that he wants to go but it is for a humane reason and he wants to be close to his family".

Brazilian worldwide Willian has failed to return to Chelsea for pre-season with rumours of a move to Real Madrid continuing to swirl. "I hope Courtois will be our goalkeeper", he said.

However Courtois' contract situation could change the club's stance as they don't want to lose the goalkeeper for nothing next June.

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