Mourinho key as Barca fear Man Utd will beat them to £55m Chelsea star

Date published: Sunday 22nd July 2018 4:01 - Oli Fisher

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Barcelona are reportedly scared that Manchester United will beat them in the race to sign Chelsea star Willian this summer.

Sky Sports News reported last week that the Catalan giants had tabled a second offer believed to be worth up to £53m for the Brazil forward, and it was later claimed that a third offer of £55m was ready.

It is believed that Barca first began efforts to lure Willian to the Nou Camp over three months ago, while the player has also been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United.

The Sun stated last week that the former Shakhtar star has decided to leave Chelsea, despite Maurizio Sarri’s appointment as new boss.

They also add that the 29-year-old talked about a move to the Nou Camp with Philippe Coutinho during the World Cup in Russia this summer.

However, according to the Daily Mail, Barca fear that United will be able to outbid them to land Willian as they have the financial power to get the deal over the line.

They also apparently think that Jose Mourinho’s relationship with the player could be key, and as a result they fear on losing out.


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