Chelsea have reportedly received two offers for their attacker Willian.
According to Sky Sports, the Blues have rejected two £35million bids from Spanish giants Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
It is understood that the West London club want to keep the 30-year-old at Stamford Bridge with a transfer ban potentially looming.
The Brazilian winger is entering the final year of his contract with Chelsea and risk losing him on a free next summer, but the report details they are trying to reach an agreement over a new two-year deal.
With Eden Hazard already exiting for Real Madrid, it would be too risky to offload another wide player given the club’s current situation.
Willian was directly involved in 22 goals in 56 games for Chelsea last season across all competitions.
The £120,000-a-week (Spotrac) rapid attacker can be a major threat on either wing on his day and has shown his class in front of goal, but inconsistency is a major fact with him.
£35million for a player like Willian entering the final year of his deal would surely be attractive, but not with the possibility of a transfer ban.
It’s unclear on who will be the manager at Chelsea next season, but whoever it is may need to rely on Willian as one of the more senior players to step up in the final third.