One Brazilian heading out, one heading in?
Barcelona have made yet another move for Chelsea winger Willian but this time their proposal includes Malcom heading to Stamford Bridge.
First of all, this isn’t the first time Willian has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou.
The player was heavily linked with a move to La Liga in the summer transfer window but a move never came to fruition.
There were even suggestions that a total of three bids were submitted by Barcelona but they were unable to get a deal done.
Ernesto Valverde’s side eventually gave up and went in pursuit of another Brazilian, Malcom.
The player was heavily linked with Everton and then very close to joining Roma.
However, a late move from Barcelona lead to the player snubbing the Italian side and completing a deal at the Camp Nou.
Though, simply put, the player has flopped so far.
Now, if reports are to be believed, Barcelona regret their move for him and are looking to put it right by including Malcom in a deal for their original target Willian.
BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 15: Malcom of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors at Camp Nou on August 15, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Will Chelsea accept the deal?
It was suggested by La Sexta a week ago that this deal was in the pipeline but Sky Sports have now backed that information.
‘Sky Sources’ claim that ‘Barcelona have renewed their efforts to sign Chelsea’s Willian, proposing a deal which would see Malcom move to Stamford Bridge.
There are several details missing, though.
After rejecting several big bids, it’s extremely likely this isn’t just a swap deal.
There would likely be cash plus Malcom on offer for Willian.
Though, there is no suggestion of how much cash could be included.
Only time will tell whether Chelsea are happy with that deal or whether they reject the proposal.
Safe to say, we’ve not heard the end of Willian to Barcelona.
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