Barcelona ready to make last ditch £20m offer for Willian

Chelsea winger Willian has been the subject of a bid from Barcelona, according to Sky Sports.

No we’re not making it up, and no you’re not reading a post from last year. We’re not sure who is more desperate here – Barcelona trying to sign a player they’ve failed to sign so many times or the alternative – Sky being do desperate for January rumours that they’re recycling this old one.

Either way, it’s not very convincing. Chelsea are unlikely to sell a player who is starting every week, and Barca have far greater needs than a winger.

We don’t buy it at all, but with nothing else happening at Stamford Bridge, we can see why there’s the need to stir up some rumours.

The Brazilian still hadn’t signed a new deal, and the club won’t want to lose him for free. But if they sell him now, surely they will have an a replacement ready?