11th January, 2019
They tried earlier on to pry away Willian from Chelsea but did not succeed. However, that has not totally put them of as Barcelona are back again on the trail of this Brazilian soccer star with a renewed offer. However as expected from a team like Chelsea, they have once again refused the new offer.
Chelsea have rejected an offer from Barcelona to swap Willian for Malcom plus cash.
It is understood that the Spanish giants are prepared to move Malcom on even though they paid £38 million for him from Bordeaux only last summer.
Willian has been a Barcelona target in the past, on more than one occasion, but Chelsea are not believed to be interested in letting him go for Malcom plus a sum of cash which would value the deal at around £50 million.
Even though Willian has just turned 30 and only has 18 months left on his current contract Chelsea value him higher than the proposal that was put to them by Barcelona representatives on Thursday.
Barcelona bought Malcom, 21, who have previously interested Tottenham Hotspur, after being rebuffed in their efforts to sign his fellow Brazilian, Willian.
Chelsea regard Willian as a key member of their squad and are looking to strengthen this window rather than let first-team regulars go. They have already had a series of offers from Bayern Munich for 18-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi who is keen to leave.
Barcelona may look to sell Malcom, who they snatched away from Roma, in any case during this window even if they cannot interest Chelsea as he has struggled to get into their first-team squad.