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According to Spanish media outlet Don Balon via Caught Offside, Chelsea winger Willian is eager for a transfer to Barcelona in order to fulfil the long-time ambition of playing alongside his idol Lionel Messi.
Willian will leave Chelsea at the end of the season when his contract expires following failure to reach a contract extension with the Blues.
The 31 year old Brazilian wanted a three year contract extension but the Chelsea board were only willing to offer him a two year contract.
London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be interested in signing the Brazilian as a free agent this summer but Willian’s desire is to make the move to Barcelona to play alongside Messi.
Barcelona tried to sign Willian in the past but it isn’t known if the Spanish club are still interested in signing Willian this summer.