Chelsea 'reject £35m bids from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid' for Willian

El perfil de Willian el deseado del Barcelona

El perfil de Willian el deseado del Barcelona

Sky Sports News reports on Monday that both La Liga giants have seen offers of £35 million turned down by the Premier League club.

The Brazilian winger will soon entering the final year of his current deal at Stamford Bridge and is yet to agree to new terms with the Blues, according to Sky Sports. He is out of contract next season and Chelsea know the 30-year-old could leave for nothing, but with a possible transfer ban have decided they are prepared to take the risk.

Chelsea's decision could have been largely determined by the Fifa-imposed sanction that leaves them without the power to sign players for two transfer windows, starting this summer.

Sotheby's acquired by Patrick Drahi for $3.7B
Founded in London in 1744, Sotheby's had the distinction of being the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Drahi has also been selling non-core assets in recent years to ease concerns over the debt levels of his businesses.

Willian has been on the books at Chelsea since a 2013 switch from Anzhi Makhachkala.

The Spanish champions had three bids for Willian turned down last summer before launching another failed attempt to secure his signature in January.

And the gifted South American has since gone on to establish himself as a key contributor for the Blues, racking up nearly 300 appearances across his 6 seasons in London.

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