A Brazilian winger with over 250 Premier League appearances to his identify may very well be returning to the English high flight, whereas Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel revealed his admiration for a high switch goal.
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BRAZILIAN STAR LINKED WITH PL MOVE AFTER MESSY EXIT DUE TO DEATH THREATS
Former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Willian stop Corinthians on Saturday (AEST) following the Brazilians’ Copa Libertadores elimination in opposition to home rivals Flamengo, after claiming he and his household acquired loss of life threats on social media.
“Willian requested us for his (contract) termination. We’re unhappy to not have him any extra and in addition as a result of it didn’t go the best way we anticipated. However we’ve to maintain these right here which are joyful,” stated membership president Duilio Monteiro Alves.
It was solely a 12 months in the past that the 34-year-old solely rejoined the membership the place he made his skilled debut in 2006. Native media have linked him with a transfer to promoted English Premier League aspect Fulham.
The return to Corinthians in Sao Paulo shortly turned bitter for Willian each on the pitch the place he scored one objective in 45 matches, and off it.
“Each time Corinthians misplaced and I didn’t play properly, my household acquired threats and insults on social media. My spouse, my kids, just lately in addition they began attacking my father, my sister,” Willian informed the Globo Esporte web site.
“I didn’t play in addition to I anticipated however I used to be by no means a participant who scored 20 or 30 targets a season,” he informed ESPN Brasil on Wednesday.
Willian, who additionally performed for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine and Russians Anzhi Makhachkala, leaves the membership three days after they have been eradicated from the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals by Flamengo, 3-0 on mixture
TUCHEL ‘VERY, VERY CLOSE’ WITH TOP TRANSFER TARGET
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel stated he’ll at all times have a “shut bond” with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as hypothesis hyperlinks the Barcelona ahead with a transfer to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues need to reinforce their ahead line after the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.
Aubameyang, who solely joined Barcelona in January, would seem to suit the invoice with each Premier League expertise from 4 years at Arsenal and the time he spent below Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund.
The Gabon worldwide scored 79 targets in 95 appearances below Tuchel.
“That is completely separate from something that’s taking place now, however I loved loads working with Auba whereas I used to be at Dortmund,” stated Tuchel on Friday at his pre-match press convention forward of Sunday’s go to of Tottenham.
“Some gamers keep your gamers since you have been very, very shut, and Auba is a kind of gamers.
“There was at all times right away this shut bond. They at all times keep your gamers in a method.”
A behind-the-scenes documentary on Arsenal’s 2021/22 season has revealed the dimensions of disciplinary breaches that noticed Mikel Arteta freeze Aubameyang out of the Gunners’ first-team squad.
Nonetheless, Tuchel stated “there was by no means a difficulty” with Aubameyang’s self-discipline throughout their time in Germany.
RED DEVILS BOSS QUASHES TALK OF STAR WINGER’S SHOCK EXIT
Erik ten Hag expects Marcus Rashford to stay at Manchester United regardless of rumours this week that Paris St Germain have made contact with the ahead’s representatives.
Rashford’s kind dipped dramatically final season as he scored simply 4 targets in 25 Premier League video games, which has led to him being dropped from the England squad simply months earlier than the World Cup.
The 24-year-old, who has one 12 months left on his contract with a membership choice for an extra 12 months, has twice scored in wins in opposition to PSG within the Champions League on the Parc des Princes.
However Ten Hag stated he’s too necessary to lose regardless of his wrestle for kind, which continued in a 2-1 defeat at dwelling to Brighton within the Dutch coach’s first match in cost final weekend.
“He’s actually necessary,” Ten Hag stated. “You’ve seen from the primary day I’m right here, I’m actually proud of him, I don’t need to lose him.
“He’s positively in our plans at Manchester United.”