- Barcelona’s Willian bid rejected for the third time.
- Chelsea hoping to keep Willian to reduce transfer ban effect.
- The Blues risk losing Brazilian star for free next summer.
The 30-year-old winger would be expending his contract in the next 12 months, Chelsea would risk losing him for free in the next transfer window but the blues are keen on keeping him for the new season.
FIFA has banned Chelsea for a transfer infringement that would last for two transfer window, the club sold their star player last week to Madrid for £88m.
Chelsea would have to do their best to retain their players in other to reduce the effect of the transfer ban, the blues will avoid any means of losing Willian for free by next summer transfer window.
Barcelona has been trying to sign Willian since last summer and has had three bids rejected by Chelsea.
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Barcelona had a last £55m worth bid for Willian rejected by Chelsea, the Blaugrana renewed their interest in the Brazillian in January and an agreement couldn’t be reached between the clubs.
Chelsea signed Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala for a few of £30m in 2013, he helped the club win two premier league title. He scored a total of 52 goals in 292 appearances for the colour.
Chelsea tendered an appeal to CAS but from the view of things, they’d still be facing the two window transfer this summer.
Chelsea would serve the impending transfer ban and won’t be able to sign players this season’s summer transfer window.
Their initial appeal was rejected by FIFA which instigated Chelsea to take the case down to Court of Arbitration for Sports.