Barcelona have submitted a third offer of more than £55m for Chelsea’s winger Willian
Barcelona have identified Willian as their top transfer target this summer and have already had two bids rejected
The Spanish giants switched their attention to Willian after their move for Antoine Griezmann failed to come to fruition
The initial bid of £50m for the Brazilian international was rejected and they swiftly followed up with a second offer of £53m, both of which were rejected by Chelsea who are understood to value Willian at closer to £70m.
Willian has made 236 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club in 2013, where he notched 44 goals and 39 assists.
According to Sky Sports, Barcelona have now launched a third bid in the hopes of securing a deal, where talks are still ongoing between the two clubs and Willian’s representatives.
Manchester United, however, are prepared to offer €60m as manager Jose Mourinho eyes a reunion with the 29-year-old, according to Sport (via Sport Witness), but the Blues are likely to be resistant to allowing another one of their star players to move to a domestic rival.
Willian was determined to leave Stamford Bridge this summer should Antonio Conte had stayed at the club beyond the summer, with Barcelona understood to be his first choice, but the Blues are now hopeful that Sarri’s arrival can encourage him to stay.