Barcelona Submit A £50m Bid For Chelsea Superstar

Jose Mourinho with Chelsea's Willian, Eden Hazard and team mates at the end of the match.

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Barcelona made a £50 million bid in an attempt to beat United for Chelsea’s Willian this week.

Willian has been Jose Mourinho’s top target since he arrived in Manchester back in 2016. The Portuguese gaffer was the one who introduced the Brazilian to the Premier League, and believes that he could be the one to bring glory back to United.

The 29-year old has been one of the regular performers at the Stamford Bridge, but year after year, has been pushed aside, spending most of his time on the bench.

Willian was close to joining Manchester United last summer. But eventually, he decided to make an attempt to establish his position at Chelsea for one more season.

Last season, Antonio Conte gave a few opportunities to the winger, but most of them came as a substitute. Willian is frustrated with the same attitude, and is likely to make a move away from Chelsea this summer.

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The Red Devils are once again the most interested party, but they may be set to face competition from yet another big club that wants to sign the Brazilian this summer.

According to the DailyMail, Barca made a £50 million for Willian over the past week. The Blaugrana are keen to add an attacking player who can fill in the boots of Andres Iniesta this summer.

Barcelona officials believe that the Chelsea winger could link up well with his fellow countryman Philippe Coutinho and bring some flair to their midfield.

Chelsea are reluctant to sell Willian at any price, though, as reports confirmed that the Blues have rejected the offer from Barcelona.

The Brazilian’s contract is set to expire in 2020, but his age could be a factor that could convince Chelsea to sell. Willian will be 30 by the end of next season, meaning his value will definitely go down.

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