Barcelona have placed a third bid of around £55million for Chelsea winger Willian.
The La Liga giants have had two bids rejected this summer for the Brazil star as Maurizio Sarri is keen to keep the 29-year-old.
Barcelona’s first bid of £50m was followed up with another of around £53m but the Spaniards hope to finally land the winger with a bid in the region of £55m, according to Sky Sports.
Manchester United are interested in Willian and could match the sums on offer from Barcelona but Chelsea would rather sell the winger abroad if they were to let him go.
Barcelona submit third and final offer for Chelsea star Willian
Willian is valued at around £60m
Willian was determined to leave Stamford Bridge had Antonio Conte stayed in west London but the club hoped Sarri’s arrival would persuade him to stay.
The Brazil international remains on holiday after Brazil’s quarter-final exit from the World Cup and Sarri admitted in his first press conference for the club that he will wait to speak to players in person before deciding their futures.
Should Chelsea allow Willian to leave, they will push to sign former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir.
The Frenchman passed a medical to join the Reds in July but Liverpool attempted to renegotiate a fee after having concerns about the forward’s knee.
Willian’s departure would possibly increase the chances of Eden Hazard staying at the club with the Blues prepared to reject advances from Real Madrid.