Barcelona ‘consider second attempt for Willian’ and eye cut-price deal for Chelsea winger with contract set to run into final year
- Barcelona are considering making another move for Chelsea winger Willian
- The Spanish giants made several attempts to sign the 30-year-old last summer
- Barca eye a cut-price deal for the Brazilian, whose contract is running down
- A sale of Willian would free up squad space for youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi
Barcelona are considering making another move for Chelsea’s 30-year-old winger Willian, after missing out on the Brazilian last summer.
The La Liga giants made a determined pursuit for the skillful star, but had multiple bids amounting up to £55million knocked back by the Blues.
Now Barca are looking into the possibility of re-igniting their interest, and eye a cut-price deal due to Willian’s contract situation, according to the Telegraph.
Barcelona are considering making another move for Chelsea’s 30-year-old winger Willian
Chelsea were determined to retain their man last summer, though a variety of factors may come into play this time around.
Maurizio Sarri’s side are faced with a looming transfer ban, for which they are in the process of an appeal.
FIFA have imposed the ban on the Blues for the next two transfer windows, meaning they will need to hold on to top talent along with promoting through the ranks.
The Brazil international was understood to have been keen on a move to Spain
A potential sale of Willian would free up squad space for the talented Callum Hudson-Odoi
Chelsea look set to lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, as the mercurial Belgian enters the final year of his current deal.
A move for highly rated Christian Pulisic has already been secured, however, meaning Chelsea have a collection of wingers including Pedro and recent England international Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The teenager has been linked with a switch to Bayern Munich and has refused to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge, though a potential sale of Willian would open up a space in the starting XI for the talented youngster.
Chelsea return to action on Sunday when they travel to Anfield to face rivals Liverpool.
Victory for the Blues would see them leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur, while Jurgen Klopp’s side need three points to keep pace with title rivals Manchester City.