Real Madrid would have refused the opportunity to recruit Chelsea striker Willian who could have come for free.
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The former Juventus player would ask for another contract year to renew, but the Blues are unwilling to change their contractual policy for players over 30 years.
The Daily mirror says Zinedine Zidane is a big fan of the player, but is not looking to strengthen his team on the wings until the 2020-21 season.
Premier League duo Arsenal and Totttenham are also following Brazilian, but the two clubs may find it difficult to finance an offer if they are not given access to European competitions next season.
There is also talk of FC Barcelona’s interest in the 31-year-old.