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Willian vowed to focus on the World Cup and look at his future after returning from Russian Federation but Brazil were dumped out on Friday as they lost 2-1 to Belgium in the quarter-final.

Barcelona starlet Ousmane Dembele has reportedly learned that Chelsea winger Willian is in advanced talks over a transfer to the club that could go through after the World Cup.

Asked whether he would like to play alongside some of his compatriots at Barcelona, Willian is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard: "Well, they are excellent players with a lot of quality". They are thus, looking to include a player they want to offload this summer in a bid to lower the transfer fee.

"People speculate a lot. But now it is time for each of us to defend our corner and I hope to come out on top", Willian said at Brazil's training base in Sochi on Wednesday.

"I've not received any information about whether [Barca's interest] is true".

A European World Cup
They can't afford any hiccups like that against the Brazilians, whose backline should make the difference in this game. There are just eight games left to play in Russian Federation now as the tournament reaches the business end.

Apparently, his previous boss Jose Mourinho who is now managing Manchester United, is also interested in procuring his services.

The Brazilian coming to United will add another dimension to our attack and will make us more potent, however, losing Martial would be a major blow as the Frenchman has a lot of potential.

Interest first seemed to arrive from Manchester United - with Jose Mourinho keen on being reunited with the 29-year-old.

For now, Willian, who worked under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge previously, has a contract with the Blues until 2020. "I'm trying to focus on my performance, playing for Brazil".

He's one of the many players rumoured to leave Stamford Bridge this transfer window and according to Goal, Sevilla is the latest suitors interested in the Belgian striker.

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