ROMAN ABRAMOVICH could sanction a shock summer swap deal with Manchester United after sacking Antonio Conte

Conte is poised to be given the chop in the summer – 12 months after winning the Premier League title.

The time it takes to appoint a new boss could hamper them in the transfer market but it won’t stop the Chelsea owner.

The Mirror claim Jose Mourinho wants to do an £80million swap deal involving Willian and Anthony Martial.

It’s said United want £40m cash from Chelsea as Mourinho values Martial at £80m with Willian worth £40m.

The Manchester United boss is a big Willian fan, having worked with one another at Chelsea.

Man Utd transfer news: Willian could make a shock move to Old Trafford

The Blues are keen on Martial and the two players could swap sides with Abramovich potentially willing to sanction it himself.

Chelsea have done business with United before with Nemanja Matic joining the Red Devils last season.

Back then he was one of two Chelsea players he wanted and now the Special One is upping the ante to get the second one, Willian.

The Mirror report that Mourinho is a particular fan of the Brazilian due to his speed, team ethic and strong mentality.

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Martial, 22, has been used as a squad player at United and Mourinho has become increasingly frustrated that he is not developing.

The Frenchman started against Brighton on Friday night but once again failed to impress, leaving Mourinho annoyed.

The former Monaco man, who is out of contract next summer, has also interested Juventus.

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