Barca have made a move for the Blues’ Brazilian attacker
Chelsea have reportedly rejected a £50m offer from Barcelona for Brazilian winger Willian.
According to the Mail, the 29-year-old’s representatives have been in Barcelona and had discussions with Blaugrana chiefs.
But Chelsea are understood to have no interest in letting him leave.
The Camp Nou side claimed a LaLiga and Copa del Rey double last season, almost going unbeaten in the process, however manager Ernesto Valverde still seems to have concerns surrounding his squad’s depth and attacking flair.
This was highlighted during their stunning Champions League quarter-final defeat to Roma.
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The Spanish side see the Willian someone who can add to their attack and want him to link up with his countryman Philippe Coutinho, following the departure of Andres Iniesta.
Manchester United have also expressed a strong interest in the skilful wideman and attempted to sign him in January, however this move was resisted by Chelsea while he was in a strong run of form.
His performances dropped off at times in the latter part of the season, though the Stamford Bridge hierarchy still appear reluctant to let Willian leave.
The Blues are now talking to 22-year-old Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin as they look to recruit new faces ahead of the upcoming season.
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