Barcelona could be set to continue their campaign of bringing Brazilians to the club from the Premier League, following in Philippe Coutinho’s footsteps, as reports suggest that the Catalans have had a bid turned down for Chelsea forward Willian.
The Daily Mail claim that the Blues have rejected a £50 million offer for the Brazilian international, currently in Russia alongside Coutinho and Paulinho.
Manchester United are also believed to be interested and had been strong favourites to complete a deal given the strong relationship between the attacker and his former coach, Jose Mourinho.
The Camp Nou outfit are also interested though as they feel that their team needs more energy and flair in attack, particularly in the wake of rejection from Antoine Griezmann and the departure of Andres Iniesta.
United were unsuccessful with an attempt to complete a deal for Willian in January and may now return to the bidding, though Chelsea ruled out any sale then and may do so again this summer.
However, at 29-years-old and with no Champions League after yet another season of disappointment domestically and in Europe, it remains to be seen if the ace will consider forcing a move away from Stamford Bridge.
If he does take that step, it would seem that Barcelona will be waiting in the wings to snap up one of the best performers when the two teams came face to face in the Champions League this season.