Barcelona are looking forward to improving their team with quality players before the transfer window closes for new campaigns ahead.
According to reports in The Times, Chelsea and Barcelona are in active talks for the transfer of Willian. The report claims that Barcelona are keen on signing him and willing to pay £70 million for him.
The Catalan side perceive him as an alternative to Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian midfielder is keen on joining them but Liverpool are refusing to sell him at any cost this summer.
Barcelona are not the first club to show interest in Willian this summer. Manchester United were keen on signing him and also made contact with his agent.
“There were a few conversations with my agent. I worked with Mourinho [at Chelsea] and I became his friend aswell.” he said
“He likes me a lot and I like him a lot as a coach and as a person. He has put his trust in me and in my work, and I was very grateful to him. Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I’m very happy at Chelsea.” added Willian.