Barcelona to return for Chelsea forward Willian

Barcelona are set to return for Chelsea forward Willian this summer for the third successive transfer window, say The Daily Telegraph.

The Blaugrana have seen a series of bids rejected for the Brazil international, including a €45m offer plus compatriot Malcom in January.

The Catalan giants also had a number of offers turned for the former Shakhtar Donestk player last summer, culminating in a €60m bid.

Eventually the Blaugrana instead signed his compatriot Malcom from Bordeaux in a €41m transfer but he has failed to settle at the Camp Nou, starting just three La Liga matches to date.

Willian, who celebrates his 31st birthday in August, is out of contract in 2020 and thus his transfer value is set to be significantly reduced.

The Brazilian has netted 52 goals in 285 appearances for the West London club.

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