Huge: Chelsea Dismiss Opening Barcelona Bid But Sarri Willing To Negotiate

Barca 'Ready To Launch £50 Million Player-Plus Cash Bid' For Willian

Chelsea reject Barcelona bid for Willian – and offer of Brazilian forward Malcom

Malcom's only been at the club for a matter of months after signing from Bordeaux in the summer for £38 million, but Barca are already prepared to move him on.

Barcelona were indeed one of the clubs that tried to sign Willian last summer, albeit unsuccessfully so.

Mere months after making his way to Camp Nou, Malcom's Barcelona future is up in the air. The La Liga champions have offered Malcom plus cash to Chelsea for the 30-year-old, with the Blues swiftly knocking back the bid.

Barca have reportedly made a renewed approach, with Malcom thrown into the deal, which Chelsea are also thought to have refused.

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When it was suggested to Sarri that he would not want to lose Willian, the Italian said: "Of course not, because Willian for us is really very important". Chelsea turned down Barcelona's latest bid to sign the former Shakhtar Donetsk attacker, according to the report in The Daily Telegraph, and it appears unlikely that Malcom will be going to Stamford Bridge either.

He was directly involved in 20 goals across all competitions last season and his improvement in the next few years would be fascinating to see under Sarri's tutelage.

However, the Blues were not happy with Barcelona's transfer valuation of Willian and the deal gradually collapsed.

Hence, it would have been a transfer coup had Chelsea accepted this offer as it could have helped them financially to pose a Premier League challenge again next season.

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