Chelsea remain under intense scrutiny as uncertainty around the club’s future rumbles on into July, with the Blues managerial situation still precarious as they look to axe Antonio Conte to replace him with Maurizio Sarri.
Amidst all the mayhem though, transfer business rumbles on and The Daily Mail states that the Blues have rejected an offer of £50m from Barcelona for the services of Brazil international Willian.
Willian, currently on-duty with his nation at the World Cup, is one of a number of stars linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge this summer but Chelsea are not showing any desire to approve a sale for the 29-year-old.
The South American ace is said to be intrigued by the possibility of a move to Catalonia, where he would join compatriots Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho, but a sale from Chelsea is unlikely until a new manager is appointed at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri, the most likely candidate to take charge of Chelsea last season, will have the final decision on whether to approve a sale of Willian or whether he sees the Brazil ace as a crucial part of his squad.