Chelsea reject Barcelona bid for Willian in excess of £50m

Talks ongoing between Chelsea, Barcelona and Willian's representatives, Sky Sports News understands

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25:  Willian of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester Uni
Image: Barcelona have failed with a bid in excess of £50m for Willian

Chelsea have turned down a bid in excess of £50m for Willian from Barcelona, according to Sky sources.

Talks remain ongoing between the two clubs and representatives of the player, who is currently on international duty with Brazil at the World Cup.

Sky sources understand Barcelona first began efforts to lure Willian to the Nou Camp as long as three months ago.

Sky Sports News reported in May that Manchester United are also interested in signing the versatile winger this summer, with the forward wanting to leave Stamford Bridge if Antonio Conte remained as head coach.

1:23
Following reported interest from Barcelona and Manchester United for Chelsea's Willian, we take a look at some of his best Premier League moments from last season.
Willian is currently at the World Cup with Brazil
Image: Willian is currently at the World Cup with Brazil

Willian made 55 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea last season, scoring 13 goals.

However, he was left out of the starting line-up for the 1-0 FA Cup final win over United at Wembley, coming on as an injury time substitute.

Also See:

In total, Willian has scored 44 goals in 236 appearances for Chelsea since joining from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013.

Fantasy Six-a-Side

Fantasy Six-a-Side

Pick your dream team for England v Colombia to win the guaranteed £1k jackpot.

Around Sky