Chelsea FC reject FC Barcelona’s opening bid to sign 29-year-old attacker – report

Chelsea FC have turned down FC Barcelona's opening offer for Brazil international Willian, according to a report

Chelsea FC star Willian Photo: Nike

Chelsea FC have turned down FC Barcelona’s initial £50m offer to sign Willian, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mail, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the La Liga champions have instigated a move to sign the Brazil international in the current transfer window.

The same article states that Willian’s representatives have been in FC Barcelona to open initial negotiations with the South American but Chelsea FC have turned down the Catalan’s initial approach.

According to the same story, the Blues are anticipating that Manchester United will submit a more advantageous financial package for the 29-year-old given Jose Mourinho is a long-term fan.

Willian won the Premier League title and the League Cup crown during Mourinho’s second stint in charge of the west London side.

The Blues finished in fifth place in the Premier League table in their second season under Antonio Conte to fail to qualify for the Champions League for the second time in three seasons.

Chelsea FC were 1-0 winners against Manchester United in the FA Cup final last month following Eden Hazard’s winner from the penalty spot to ensure silverware in successive campaigns under the Italian head coach.

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