Graham Hunter claims FC Barcelona can’t afford Chelsea FC star

La Liga expert Graham Hunter doesn't believe FC Barcelona will be able to sell Chelsea FC star Willian

Chelsea FC star Willian Photo: Nike

FC Barcelona will find it difficult to afford to sign Chelsea FC star Willian, Graham Hunter has claimed.

The Spanish side are thought to be keen to sign Willian to provide a foil for Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in Ernesto Valverde’s team.

FC Barcelona is expected to face competition from Manchester United for the signing of the South American winger.

Jose Mourinho is keen to reunite with Willian at Manchester United after the Portuguese head coach brought the playmaker to England in 2013.

Reports in England have suggested that Chelsea FC will demand in the region of £50m for the South American this summer.

La Liga expert Hunter claimed that FC Barcelona will find it difficult to finance a deal for Willian in the current transfer window.

“They will find it difficult,” Hunter told the Transfer Talk podcast. “Barcelona’s ability to spend like Real Madrid is non existent.

“They’ve renewed several players on contracts you would not believe.”

Willian fell out with Antonio Conte but the Blues have replaced the Italian with his compatriot Maurizio Sarri.

Chelsea FC finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a Champions League spot for the second successive campaign.

The Blues were 1-0 winners against Manchester United in the FA Cup final thanks to Eden Hazard’s winner from the spot.

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