Willian has attracted interest from Barcelona over the past seasons and the Camp Nou giants have revealed their intention in signing the Brazilian attacker last summer. They have gone back to their previous transfer target Willian.
The Catalan outfit have been long-time admirers of the tricky Brazilian, who was linked with a move to the Nou Camp in both January and summer of past year.
Additionally, the fact that the possibility of Callum Hudson-Odoi departing from the Bridge can not be ruled out only adds to Chelsea's hesitancy in letting Willian join Barcelona.
The deal would see Malcom go the other way.
Barcelona made a concerted effort to sign Willian in the summer, and sources close to the player have told ESPN FC that he believes they remain interested.
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Even though Willian has just turned 30 and only has 18 months left on his current contract Chelsea value him higher than the proposal that was put to them by Barcelona representatives on Thursday. That Barcelona are also willing to offer cash in addition to the young winger, bringing the valuation of the deal to around £50 million, makes it an appealing prospect.
Moreover, Chelsea have recently signed Christian Pulisic, who will probably further reduce the game time of Willian.
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