With seven seasons at Chelsea and 70 Brazil caps to his name, Willian offers experience and proven ability.
According to France Football, Manchester United have started contacts over a possible deal for Willian.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Willian as an experienced option for his talented but young attack (Martial, Rashford, Greenwood).
One potential obstacle for the Red Devils is Willian’s request for a three-year contract, which put Madrid off.
However, his low cost makes him an appealing option for United who have been speaking to his agent Kia Joorabchian.
Willian wants his future sorted, fearing an injury late in the season could hurt his chances of a big move.