Willian’s contract at Chelsea expires at the end of the current campaign and he is yet to reach an agreement with the club over a new deal.
Chelsea are only willing to offer Willian a two year deal while the Brazilian wants a three year deal.
Willian has been a long-term target for Barcelona and the Spanish club have been rumoured to be keen on signing the Brazilian as a free agent this summer.
Willian has reportedly told his agent to prioritise a deal with Barcelona over any other side amid interest from the Spanish club.
According to Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have now decided against snapping him up on a free transfer and have instead turned their attention to re-signing Neymar.
While Barcelona have dropped out of the race for Willian, another Spanish club have entered the race to sign the Brazilian as a free agent this summer.
Spanish club Atletico Madrid have expressed interest in signing Willian as a free agent this summer.
Willian recently admitted he could leave Chelsea.