Barcelona told Chelsea star will cost €80m


Barcelona have joined Manchester United in the race to nab Willian from Chelsea, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Spanish outlet reports that the Brazilian – who managed 13 goals and 8 assists in a back-up role at Stamford Bridge in the 17/18 season – is being chased by Barcelona.

​There is a problem, however, namely that the Blues are reportedly asking for €80 million for the Seleçao man, even though he is already 29 years old.

It appears to be too much for the La Liga champions, though the attacking midfielder is very much liked by Ernesto Valverde.

It has been reported in recent days that Chelsea rejected a €56m offer for their man, which would have been a very useful boost to their transfer kitty.

The attacking midfielder has admired by Jose Mourinho, who worked closely with him in their days back at Chelsea.

Barcelona are looking for someone to replace Neymar, who played in a similar role, but left for PSG last summer for €222 million.

Chelsea show interest in Danish international

Chelsea are interested in signing Danish international goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

According to Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol, Chelsea are keen on a move for the Leicester shot-stopper.

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He claims that Italian giants Roma are also showing an interest in Schmeichel, after his impressive performances for Denmark at the World Cup in Russia.

Schmeichel was almost the hero for his country on Sunday, as he saved a number of penalties in their shoot-out defeat to Croatia in the last 16.

Solhekol does claim that Chelsea will only make a move for Schmeichel if Thibaut Courtois leaves the club.

Courtois has been heavily linked with a move to Spanish side Real Madrid, as he looks to move closer to his family in Spain.

Chelsea have also been linked to Roma goalkeeper Alisson.