Antonio Conte to veto Willian move to Jose Mourinho's Manchester United but will allow Juventus target Oscar to leave this summer

  • New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will not let Willian move to Old Trafford 
  • But Juventus are the frontrunners to sign Blues' fellow Brazilian, Oscar 
  • Conte prepared to hand Juan Cuadrado another chance in England

Antonio Conte will not entertain the idea of selling Willian to Manchester United but the Chelsea head coach is willing to let fellow Brazil international Oscar leave this summer.

Juventus are the frontrunners to sign Oscar, with Conte prepared to hand Juan Cuadrado another chance in the Premier League following his successful season-long loan in Turin.

Conte will take over after Euro 2016 and knows it would not go down well with fans if he allowed Chelsea’s Player of the Year award winner, Willian, to join a rival club.

Italy boss Antonio Conte walks on the pitch during a training session in Coverciano, near Florence on Tuesday

Italy boss Antonio Conte walks on the pitch during a training session in Coverciano, near Florence on Tuesday

Conte will not entertain the idea of selling Brazilian star Willian to Jose Mourinho's Manchester United

Conte will not entertain the idea of selling Brazilian star Willian to Jose Mourinho's Manchester United

The Italian will not sign off on the transfer, with Sportsmail told Willian’s move to Manchester is a ‘total no-go’ due to Conte and Chelsea’s reluctance.

Jose Mourinho is a fan and could try to test them with an offer, but would struggle to sign the Brazilian.

That is despite Willian having not yet been rewarded for his fine form this season with an improved deal, as the 27-year-old is currently paid about £80,000 per week.

Oscar, his Brazil team-mate, is wanted by Juventus and could be sold after falling in and out of the first team under Mourinho and Chelsea interim-manager Guus Hiddink.

Though Chelsea want to keep Willian, they are understood to be open to offers for Oscar, 24.

Another Brazilian who is set to be let go is Alexandre Pato.

Oscar (second left) is surrounded by Manchester City players during an FA Cup match at Stamford Bridge

Oscar (second left) is surrounded by Manchester City players during an FA Cup match at Stamford Bridge

Conte is prepared to hand Juan Cuadrado another chance in the Premier League after his spell at Juventus

Conte is prepared to hand Juan Cuadrado another chance in the Premier League after his spell at Juventus

The 26-year-old striker’s uninspiring season ended with just two appearances and his loan spell from Corinthians is unlikely to be extended or made permanent.

Diego Costa, the Brazil-born striker, is also wanted by Atletico Madrid, who sold him to Chelsea for £32million in 2014.

The Brazilian inner circle at Chelsea are a close-knit group and this will be a delicate situation for Conte to sort when he arrives after Euro 2016.

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