Barcelona pull out of chase for Chelsea's Willian

Willian

Willian

Chelsea have rejected a £50m bid for Willian from Barcelona with Manchester United also keen to land the Brazilian.

Willian has been a long target for the Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho, but he will have to face a stern competition from the Catalan club for the 29-year-old.

Jose Mourinho, who signed the player from Anzhi Makhachkala during his second stint as Chelsea boss, is once again said to be interested in signing the forward, with the Express reporting a bid from Old Trafford may be imminent.

While the Brazilian winger continues to impress in the World Cup, his future at Chelsea continues to remain uncertain as clubs look to snare him away from Stamford Bridge.

The Spanish champions are exploring options to bring the price down and it has been suggested that the club could offer player to Chelsea as part of a deal to sign Willian.

He was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, but a transfer failed to materialise.

Chelsea are probably keen to keep hold of their players' player of the year, while Barca and United would like to add them to their own ranks - but what does the player himself want?

However, the Brazilian global found life hard under Antonio Conte last season as he started just 20 games and admitted at the end of last season that he was frustrated to be left on the bench at Stamford Bridge.

The west London side will have to make do without Champions League football next term after they finished fifth last season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are yet to officially make any new signings this summer as they look to try and strengthen their squad ahead of next season.

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