Report: Antonio Conte to block Willian's big-money reunion with Mourinho this summer

Chelsea's Willian in action

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly won't let Willian sign for Manchester United.

Chelsea's Willian in actionChelsea's Willian in action

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte won't allow playmaker Willian to join his former boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United this summer.

United announced the appointment of Mourinho as their new manager on Friday, with the Portuguese boss replacing Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford dugout.

Chelsea's Willian with manager Jose Mourinho as he is substitutedChelsea's Willian with former manager Jose Mourinho

Mourinho will have a huge task on his hands to make United into a title contender again, and he also has questions to answer about his ability as a manager having struggled at Chelsea this past season, which led to his sacking in December 2015.

However, reports from The Sun suggested that, in an attempt to boost his squad at Old Trafford, Mourinho wanted to go back to Chelsea and snap up playmaker Willian in a deal which would cost around £60m.

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho walks towards his house in London

The Brazilian playmaker was snapped up by Mourinho back in 2013, luring him from Anzhi Makhachkala - and with 19 goals for the Blues in his three seasons at the club, Willian has been a valuable player both with his play in the final third and his hard work out wide.

It would therefore be no surprise to see Mourinho want a reunion with Willian, but it would be a shock to see Chelsea sell - and the Daily Mail report that the Blues' new manager Antonio Conte will block any move from Mourinho to complete the deal.

File photo of Italy's coach Antonio Conte attending a news conference ahead of their international friendly against Spain. Conte was named as Chelsea's new head coach with a three-year contract, the outgoing Premier League champions announced on April 4,

Conte knows that selling Willian to a major rival would be a bad start to life in West London, and whilst fellow Brazilian playmaker Oscar may be up for sale, Willian seemingly won't be allowed to join United this summer.

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