Evening Standard: Barcelona prepare second bid for Willian after seeing their £50m offer rejected
- The La Liga giants have renewed their interest in the Brazilian after failing to land him last summer.
- This time, Barca were willing to include winger Malcom in the £50m deal.
- However, Chelsea have rejected the latest offer from the Catalan side.
- Now Blaugrana is considering a follow-up offer, that is expected in the closest hours.
Barcelona consider making a second bid for the Chelsea winger Willian after they saw their proposed bid of £50m plus Malcom rejected by the London side.
Yesterday several top-tier British sources have reported that La Liga champions Barcelona have renewed their interest in Willian.
Barcelona could hand over their whole squad for Willian and we still wouldn't accept it. Our board is a shambles. #CFC— Jake (@18jc_) January 10, 2019
As per Telegraph, even though Willian has just 18 months left on his current Chelsea deal, the Blues 'value him higher' than what Barcelona are willing to offer.
The Brazilian is regarded as a key man at Stamford Bridge and the Blues are unwilling to let any of the first-team players go in the January transfer window.
However, the 30-year-old has just 18 months left on his deal and no contract talks have been planned so far
Barcelona signed Malcom for £38 million from Ligue 1 Bordeaux last summer. However, the Brazilian has failed to live up expectations at the Camp Nou so far, struggling to nail down his place in the starting XI.