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Barcelona to make second bid for Willian — report

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They are not ready to give up on the Brazilian

FC Barcelona v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The rumor mill has big plans for Willian, despite his pleadings of ignorance yesterday.

According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona have not given up after Chelsea reportedly rejected their £50 million bid, and they will be making a new approach for the wantaway disgruntled winger, as they still seek a player with his skillset.

Chelsea are reportedly seeking upwards of £70 million to let go of the 29-year-old, who gave Brazil a great performance against Mexico in the first knockout round of the World Cup on Monday and will be looking to repeat that today versus Belgium in the quarterfinals.

Barcelona-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo reported earlier that Barca could look to offset part of the fee with potential player trades — possibly including “rejects” Rafinha, Paulinho or André Gomes — but it is likely that Chelsea will only accept cash.

Willian’s market thus far has been limited to a reunion with José Mourinho at Manchester United, but that was at an even lower price (£40m) than what Barcelona has supposedly already offered. Seeing as how this is the last summer in which Chelsea can make some serious bank on Willian, it would be wise for us to listen to what Barcelona have to say and offer...