Barcelona “refuses to sign Chelsea star Willian for free” despite a £ 50 million auction for him in 2018, the La Liga giants “targeting young players and the Brazilian wanting huge salaries”
- Willian to leave Chelsea on June 30 and has been moved to Barcelona
- Catalan giants love the player and submitted a £ 50m bid in 2018
- However, they prefer to conclude summer agreements for Neymar and Lautaro Martinez
Barcelona reportedly refused to sign Chelsea star Willian this summer.
The Brazilian winger is expected to leave Chelsea on June 30 after failing to reach an agreement on the renewal of his contract and will be available for free.
Willian wanted a three-year contract and walked away from negotiations when Chelsea were ready to offer him a two-year extension.
Barcelona rejected possibility of signing Chelsea star Willian for free transfer this summer
His agent Kia Joorabchian, who also represents Philippe Coutinho, has already planned his next move and, according to SPORT, has offered his services in Barcelona.
The Catalan giants love the player and have already been interested in signing the attacker, offering him £ 50 million in 2018.
However, they have other transfer priorities with Neymar and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez their main goals before next season.
Barcelona love the winger and had already offered £ 50 million for him but have other transfer goals
The SPORT report says the 31-year-old has asked for huge wages and a three-year contract, but Barcelona would rather build for the future this summer by bringing in younger players.
The move isn’t completely off the table, although Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham seem the most likely destinations for Willian at the time.
Willian has scored seven times and recorded six assists in 37 games with Chelsea this season.
Barcelona, meanwhile, also plans to pay an additional £ 3 million in addition to their £ 5.2 million option to sign Emerson’s right-back a year before the end of his loan following his impressive game. Real Betis this season.
Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez (L) and Neymar (R) are Barca’s top summer signatures