Spanish giants Barcelona are teeing up an offer of around £30million for Chelsea star Willian who they have been after for a long time now.
The Brazilian attacker has been a subject of strong interest for the Catalan giants for some time now and according to some reports a move was mighty close in January.
Only Willian (7) has provided more assists for Chelsea in the #UEL this season than Ruben Loftus-Cheek (3).
He sets up Pedro for the equaliser on the stroke of half-time. ⏱ pic.twitter.com/CZ6LDqOdK1
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 2, 2019
Willian who Chelsea signed from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala has spent five seasons at Stamford Bridge winning an FA Cup, a League Cup along with two Premier League winners medals.
The 30-year-old has had a subdued campaign this term scoring only eight times for the Blues in 51 appearances across all competitions.
He also enters the last 12 months of his current Chelsea contract at the end of the season and despite Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban imposed on them by FIFA, the club seem reluctant to make an exception to their unofficial protocol of handing only one-year contracts to players above 30.
Barcelona are ready to pounce on this impasse between the club and their player as they feel that the Blues would accept a bargain offer in the region of £30million rather than losing him for nothing next season.
Barca could also sweeten the deal for Chelsea with a chance to offload another Brazilian winger in Malcom as he has never hit the straps since his move last year from Bordeaux featuring merely as a squad player for Ernesto Valverde’s men.
The Catalan giants have one foot in the Champions League finals with a comprehensive 3-0 drubbing of Liverpool at Camp Nou whilst Chelsea will look to make their away goal advantage count when they take on Eintracht Frankfurt at home on Thursday.