Pundit Richard Keys has claimed Chelsea winger Willian “is on his way” to Tottenham Hotspur after having a conversation with Jose Mourinho.
The 32-year-old is on the verge of a Chelsea exit as he is entering the final months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Willian said a new deal is unlikely as the Blues refused to offer the three-year contract he is demanding.
Chelsea’s city rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are reportedly among the clubs who are interested in signing the Brazilian international on a free transfer.
But a well-known sports presenter said Willian would opt for White Hart Lane as his next destination.
Speaking on The Keys & Gray Show, Keys said: “He’s another one that’s already spoken to Jose Mourinho.
“He is on his way to Tottenham.”
Willian himself has previously said he is open to a move to a rival club and spoke about his relationship with Mourinho.
He said on Desimpedidos’ Youtube channel: “He is not only a great coach but also a great friend of mine.
“I learned a bit from each of [my managers] but I identified myself more with Mourinho for sure.
“He trusted in my potential, liked my football, gave me full confidence to play. He is the best coach I have worked with.”
Under Frank Lampard this season, Willian has made 28 appearances in the Premier League, partly thanks to Christian Pulisic’s and Callum Hudson-Odoi’s injuries.
The former Shakhtar Donetsk winger has been Chelsea’s primary creative outlet, making 51 key passes in total in the league; more than any other Chelsea player.