Chelsea FC star refuses to respond to transfer talk

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Manchester United are confident of completing the signing of Chelsea forward Willian following Brazil's World Cup exit, reports the Sun on Sunday.

"I have seen some speculation about Barcelona on the Internet, but this isn't the time to talk about that", he said at a press conference with the Brazil team.

Chelsea parting with Eden Hazard and Willian during the summer transfer window would leave them needing to "buy a whole new squad", says Wayne Bridge.

The former Blues defender told the Daily Star: "The two players I wouldn't let go is Willian and Eden Hazard". The Brazil global has been heavily tipped to leave Stamford Bridge since the close of the campaign and according to The Sun, they are prepared to beat Barcelona to the player's services.

The Catalan club are also expected to fast-track the signing of Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo from Gremio in the next few days, with a transfer originally planned for January.

Fellow Brazilian Paulinho is said to be one makeweight being considered, along with Andre Gomes and Rafinha.Colombia defender Yerry Mina is also mentioned after his impressive showing at the World Cup, where the centre-back scored three goals.

It looks highly likely that the winger is doomed for a move away from West London and the Blues could be intent on utilizing this situation in their favour and raise their asking price.

Mina starred in Russian Federation this summer, scoring three goals in three appearances before Colombia were knocked out in the round of 16 by England earlier this week.

Anthony Martial's relationship with Mourinho is not all good right now, but it is unlikely that the Frenchman will leave the club as United wants a huge fee for him and there are not many clubs interested in paying that very large sum.

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