La Blaugrana is prepared to step up proceedings in their pursuit for Chelsea winger Willian in the next few days.
With Chelsea having a poor campaign last season, the Blues finished outside the top 4 which makes them ineligible for Champions League football next term. And there are a few star players who are at the exit door at Stamford Bridge ready to leave the club in order to compete for the prestigious European competition. One player who is heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea is Brazilian winger Willian.
The 29-year-old was one of Chelsea’s standout players last season despite a torrid campaign, but the 29-year old’s relationship with manager Antonio Conte deteriorated and the rumours that he would leave the club this summer. La Liga giants Barcelona tried to lure Willian to the Camp Nou around three a week ago in a deal worth £50 million with representatives from the two clubs still holding talks over a potential transfer. But the Catalonian side is not ready to step down just yet and have increased their bid for Willian in another offer.
Barcelona’s second offer for Willian-
According to Sky Sports, Barcelona are going to up the ante slightly and put up £3 million more for the transfer of Willian. A £53 million bid is set to be offered by the Spanish champions after an impressive showing by Willian in the FIFA World Cup for Brazil.
He scored 13 goals for Chelsea last season and the attacking midfielder has also revealed that Barcelona is his ‘dream club’ just before Chelsea were eliminated by the Catalonians in the Champions League Round Of 16.
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Manchester United are also in the race to sign Willian with manager Jose Mourinho showing a keen admiration for his first Chelsea signing during his second stint at the West London club.
I think Barcelona will have to increase their offer slightly upward in the range of £70 million if they are to land Willian in the La Liga. Chelsea will not be forced to sell as long as the player wants to remain at the club, more so, after Conte was sacked this afternoon.