Third time lucky: Chelsea get huge Barcelona offer for Willian


CHELSEA have received a third offer from Barcelona for Willian, upwards of £55million, according to reports.

The Blues have already knocked back two offers for the Brazil playmaker but Sky Sports news claim the La Liga kings have made it a hat-trick.

William remains determined to quit Stamford Bridge this summer, whether new boss Maurizio Sarri likes it or not.

The Brazilian midfielder fell out with former boss Antonio Conte last season and has been concerned with the negative tactics employed by the side.

Sarri’s arrival has changed the mood around their Cobham base with the club expecting the Italian to change the team to an open, free-flowing side.

But SunSport understands even that has not changed the opinion of Willian , who appears set on quitting the London club this summer.

BREAKING: Sky sources – @FCBarcelona make third bid in excess of £55m for @ChelseaFC winger Willian #SSN — Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 20, 2018

With Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois also understood to be pushing for a move, it presents Sarri with the potential of losing three of the senior members of the Chelsea squad within weeks of taking charge.

The ex-Napoli boss yesterday urged the unsettled players to give him a chance to prove himself by spending a week training with him to see for themselves how they could flourish under him.

Yet that is likely to fall on deaf ears with Willian, at least, with the prospect of potential moves to Barcelona or Manchester United being dangled in front of him.

After five seasons at Stamford Bridge, the chance to join another of the big clubs in Europe is proving hard to ignore for the midfielder.

He is understood to have spoken extensively with Philippe Coutinho over the course of the World Cup about joining him at Barca.

The 29-year-old has been targeted by the La Liga champions, who have already made two separate bids for him over the course of the close season.



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