Willian coy on Chelsea future amid Barcelona links

13 July, 2018, 13:04 | Author: Isabel Grant
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His performances have attracted interest from United and Barcelona, but TMW claim the Premier League club are lining up a substantial bid to secure his services.

But there has been more talk about Willian moving to Spain in the ongoing window and Barcelona have been reportedly preparing a cash plus player bid for the Brazilian.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Manchester United are said to be targeting Chelsea winger Willian in a stunning £80m transfer deal which will also involve Frenchman Anthony Martial going to London.

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Willian would likely make it even harder for Dembele to start regularly for Barca after a frustrating debut season at the Nou Camp. With 13 goals and 12 assists in 54 appearances, the Brazilian was one of the few standouts in an otherwise underwhelming season for the Blues. The belief if that the deal will develop following Brazil's exit from the World Cup in Russian Federation. But, Barcelona are the clear front-runners in his pursuit.

Joorabchian has been involved in transfer negotiations since 2006 and was part of negotiations which saw Willian move to Chelsea back in 2013 from the Russian club, Anzhi Makhachkala. Messi and Suarez have complained to coach Ernesto Valverde that they are weak on the right-hand side and need more creativity, someone who delivers the ball quickly into the centre of the pitch so they can do their thing. Chelsea has apparently set a release price of 70 million pounds for him, but give his form it could drop to well-beyond 50 million pounds. The Brazil worldwide has been heavily tipped to leave Stamford Bridge since the close of the campaign and according to The Sun, they are prepared to beat Barcelona to the player's services.

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