Barcelona in pole position to sign Chelsea winger

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Chelsea winger Willian is reportedly desperate to sign Barcelona.

The Spanish champions have contemplated making a transfer for the Brazil international, who was reportedly keen on a move to the Nou Camp, for the last few campaigns.

In the summer, it was claimed the Catalans had tabled multiple suggestions for the former Shakhtar Donetsk man – all of which Chelsea were said to have turned down.

And according to reports, the 31-year-old attacker is interested in swapping London for the Catalan capital.

Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claim the Brazilian is stalling on penning a new deal with the Blues in the hope of sealing a transfer to the Nou Camp.

Willian, who is out of a deal in the summer, is said to be comfortable at Stamford Bridge but ‘dreaming’ of linking up with the likes of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

News of Willian’s reported desire to join Barcelona comes a few weeks after he revealed the La Liga champions tried to acquire his services after the 2018 World Cup.

He said: “The only real official offer I had came from Barcelona, last year, after the World Cup. Barcelona indeed presented an offer to Chelsea but it was rejected.”

Willian admits he mulled over the chance of swapping west London for Barca, adding: “That was the only actual time I had to discuss something like this with my family, although we really love it here.

“So there were several factors that helped us in staying.”

Willian is aware his days as a Chelsea player will soon come to an end and plans on playing in his homeland before retiring.

“If I have to return to Brazil, I’d like to play at Corinthians again,” he said. “It represents a lot, I was born and raised there, my footballing career began there when I was nine, I’ve spent my entire childhood there.