It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and Chelsea could be set to carry on this trend.
The 26-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Brazil international was signed by Real Sociedad in July 2016 from Deportivo Maldonado for a fee of 6 million euros.
Jose has played 74 times for Real Sociedad since signing from Deportivo Maldonado, scoring 34 goals and creating 8 assists in that time.
The Brazil international has impressed in La Liga last season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.
Maurizio Sarri is looking to shore up his attacking options and Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose happens to be a target.
The report claims that Chelsea manager has extensively scouted Willian Jose and is considering a move for the striker.
The Brazil international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Maurizio Sarri wants to target in the summer transfer window.
According to Football Italia (via Marca), “Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to sign €65m-rated Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose. According to Marca, Chelsea have contacted Willian Jose’s agent over the possibility of a transfer. However, the transfer market in England shuts on August 9 and the Londoners are said to be facing competition from Borussia Dortmund and Valencia. Newcastle United and Fulham were both previously in for the 26-year-old, but Marca claims the player is not interested in joining either club.“
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Real Sociedad are reluctant to let Willian Jose go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Chelsea.
Chelsea fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.