Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Barcelona closing in on Willian deal

Barcelona closing in on Willian deal

Chelsea didn't qualify for this season's Champions League.

The former Czech Republic worldwide recently revealed that Napoli had been interested in him before he declared a desire to remain at the Emirates.

"Then we will have to see how the transfer market will go over the next few days". But given that the Frenchman wants to start a new chapter in his career, if Barcelona aren't interested there are more than a few Premier League and even Bundesliga sides who want Ousmane Dembele in their team-sheets. I'm not afraid and I don't want to be.

Willian has the same representatives as his Brazilian teammate, Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho, and they will liaise between the two clubs to try and encourage forward progress on a transfer if that is what the player desires.

With PSG duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar out of reach, focus has turned to Hazard, with the Belgium global having said: "After six wonderful years at Chelsea, it might be time to discover something different - you know my preferred destination".

"Our task as managers is growing players that we have", he added. "Otherwise they're at a very high level", he said.

"I am not thinking about a change of club". What happened in Chelsea in the past doesn't concern me because I don't know these situations.

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That would leave Sarri in a hard position at Chelsea, especially with three weeks until this year's earlier Deadline Day, which will commence before the first weekend of the new campaign.

The Italian replaces compatriot Antonio Conte, who was sacked last week having failed to retain the Premier League title and guiding the Blues to a fifth-placed finish.

"If I was someone who always anxious, probably I would do another job", he added.

"My personal objective is to have fun, because I think in life the biggest gift you can receive is have fun while you do your job".

"I don't want to make this distinction, I am not bothered about nationality".

"Our job means risks but there is also a lot of satisfaction".

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