Barcelona may have won La Liga last season but they are wasting no time after the World Cup in attempting to strengthen their squad, reportedly hunting Willian for £60m.
It remains to be seen what new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will do with the squad he is inheriting at Stamford Bridge, although it would be a surprise if he didn’t go for a more attacking approach.
Nevertheless, Willian has proved himself incapable of nailing down a starting spot for the Blues on a regular basis and Barcelona’s intense interest in someone who is something of a squad player is somewhat surprising.
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Selling Willian for £60m would provide Sarri with some much-needed funds with which to overhaul a squad that underperformed despite winning the FA Cup last season, so we asked the club’s fans whether it represented good business.
75 per cent of them said that it did, as you can see from the full results below, which indicate that Barca may well be being taken for a ride…