Chelsea and Brazil star Willian is on Barcelona’s radar.
Chelsea winger Willian is the subject of a third bid from Barcelona, according to Sky Sports. The La Liga title holders reportedly lodged a £55 million bid for the Brazil international.
The 29-year-old blew hot and cold for the Selecao at the World Cup. His pace was evident throughout the tournament. And he also showed his willingness to commit to defensive duties. He was working his way back to recover the ball when the team lost possession.
The playmaker was also arguably one of the best players on the field, not named Lionel Messi, when Chelsea were eliminated from the Champions League by Barcelona in the round of 16. It was perhaps the first time when he caught the eye of the Camp Nou.
Any move for Willian could have to wait until Barcelona free up a spot for another player without an EU passport. As La Liga rules limit clubs to just three non-holders. And Barcelona have Philippe Coutinho, Arthur, and Yerry Mina taking up those spots. However, Coutinho could qualify for a Portuguese passport through his partner. And his new citizenship could go into effect from this season.