Chelsea says No to bids for Willian from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid

Willian transfer bids from Spanish clubs Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have been rejected reports claim.

The Brazilian winger is into the final 12 months of his deal at Stamford Bridge and, despite the possibility of losing him for free next summer, Chelsea are keen to keep hold of him next season.

Chelsea are currently serving the first part of their two-window transfer ban imposed by FIFA and sold talisman Eden Hazard to Real Madrid last week. 

The Blues may be able to avoid losing Willian for free next summer if they can reach an agreement over a new two-year deal.
However, the stumbling block remains the club’s policy on only giving a year contract to players over the age of 30.

The Brazil international has enjoyed a successful five years at Stamford Bridge, but the playmaker has been heavily linked with an exit. 

Barcelona have had a long-standing interest in Willian and saw three bids rejected by Chelsea last summer, with the final offer worth more than £55m.

He joined Chelsea from Russia side Anzhi Makhachkala for £30m in 2013 and helped the club win several major honours including winning the Premier League on two occasions.

Willian made his debut on 18 September against Basel in the Champions League in a 1–2 home defeat. And has since made 292 appearances in total for Chelsea, scoring 52 goals.

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