Chelsea ‘reject £35m bids from Barcelona and Atletico’ for Willian

Chelsea ‘reject £35m bids from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid’ for Willian as the Brazilian enters the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge

  • Chelsea have turned down moves for Willian, whose deal runs out in June 2020
  • They reportedly rejected £35million from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for him
  • The 30-year-old Brazilian’s future at Stamford Bridge remains up in the air

Chelsea have reportedly rejected £35million bids from both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for Willian.

The Brazilian winger will soon entering the final year of his current deal at Stamford Bridge and is yet to agree to new terms with the Blues, according to Sky Sports.

Chelsea are keen to keep hold of the 30-year-old beyond the summer, especially since they are now serving the first part of their two-window transfer ban which was imposed by FIFA.

Chelsea reportedly rejected £35million bids from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for Willian

However, the Blues face the possibility of losing Willian on a free next year should he fail to agree to new terms at the club.  

Willian has been at Stamford Bridge since 2013, when he joined from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala. He has gone on to make 292 appearances for the Blues, amassing 52 goals and 53 assists.

His future is complicated further by the fact that Chelsea are currently without a manager. 

The Brazil international is currently away with his country at this summer’s Copa America 

Frank Lampard is set for face-to-face talks with Roman Abramovich early this week as he prepares to take over from Maurizio Sarri, whose exit to Juventus was confirmed on Sunday.

The Russian billionaire is expected to meet with Derby County boss Lampard in the coming days – with the pair expected to link up on Abramovich’s yacht in Saint-Tropez – in a bid to finalise his appointment by the end of the week. 

Lampard is expected to be offered a three-year contract. 

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