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SportSarri calls January exit for Willian 'impossible' amid Barcelona links

16:56  11 january  2019
16:56  11 january  2019 Source:   goal.com

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New Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri , is confident about holding on to Thibaut Courtois, Willian , and Eden Hazard amid numerous exit rumours. The former Napoli

New Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri , is confident about holding on to Thibaut Courtois, Willian , and Eden Hazard amid numerous exit rumours. The former Napoli

Sarri calls January exit for Willian 'impossible' amid Barcelona links © Getty Images Chelsea winger Willian

Maurizio Sarri thinks it is "impossible" for Willian to leave Chelsea in January despite reports suggesting he could be part of a swap deal with Barcelona involving the out-of-favour Malcom.

Brazil international Willian was the subject of strong speculation in pre-season, with Barcelona reportedly having offers for him rejected.

In the end, Barca signed Malcom from Bordeaux to bolster their wide options, but the 21-year-old has hardly featured, playing just five times in LaLiga.

Malcom cost Barca €41million and his slow start has seen a number of transfer and loan links crop up, with Everton originally thought to be front-runners before Marco Silva denied interest.

Willian hoping David Luiz stays at Chelsea

Willian hoping David Luiz stays at Chelsea The defender has entered the final six months of his contract, and his fellow Brazilian is optimistic he will remain at Stamford Bridge

Willian ’s future has taken a fresh twist today with a report that the Brazilian has been offered a new deal with Chelsea and will consider the contract on offer. According to Sport, Chelsea have not given up hope of keeping Willian despite his desire to leave for Barcelona . New manager Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea winger Willian has reportedly spoken a great deal with Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho over the course of the World Cup about sealing a transfer to Barcelona . Coutinho left Liverpool for Barca in January and may now have a big role to play in luring Willian away to the Nou Camp with

The latest rumours suggested Barca tabled an offer for Willian which amounted to €55m, including Malcom, but Sarri says the Chelsea man simply is not leaving.

When asked if he would be happy for Willian to leave, Sarri told reporters: "Of course not, because as you know a winger for us is very important.

"I think he can do better, because the potential is higher, but he's very important for us, so I think it's impossible to lose him in January.

"I didn't receive anything [about Willian] yesterday [Thursday]. You'll have to ask the club and ask about the market, because if you ask me about the market you put me in trouble, because I don't know."

Elaborating on his desire for Willian to play at a higher level, Sarri wants the winger to show more initiative off the ball and to make himself a bigger threat in the penalty area.

Barcelona offer Malcom to Chelsea in Willian bid

Barcelona offer Malcom to Chelsea in Willian bid Barcelona are willing to part company with Malcom in their efforts to sign Willian from Chelsea, according to a report from the Daily Mail. The La Liga leaders were determined to secure a deal for the experienced Blues star in the summer but failed with a number attempts to convince the Premier League club into a sale. This led them to recruit Malcom from Bordeaux in a move believed to be worth £38 million. The young Brazilian has flattered to deceive at Camp Nou, however, and it is reported that Barcelona have set their sights on a deal for Willian once again in the January transfer window.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he is " not happy" that Willian returned five days later than expected to pre-season after failing to Per Gill, Willian has been linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona this summer, but the Blues said there was "nothing untoward" about his

David Luiz is doing his bit to keep Willian at Chelsea, with the Brazilian defender eager to see the Blues fend off interest from Barcelona in a fellow countryman. - David Luiz expecting Willian to stay at Chelsea amid Barcelona bids. Chris Burton.

"Usually he wants ball on the feet, so I think he can improve in movements without the ball," Sarri said. "He has the potential to score more."

Alvaro Morata has also been heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea and is expected to depart in one way or another this month, with Sevilla interested in a loan deal and Atletico Madrid said to be considering signing him permanently.

If Morata does leave, Sarri will be insisting on a replacement.

"Of course, if he goes to another club we need a replacement, it's normal," the Italian added.

"At the moment, he is here, so I think he has to think only of playing, because in this moment in Europe there are another 300 players involved in the market and they must only think to next matches or it's impossible to play."

Dalian Yifang join race for Willian.
Chinese side Dalian Yifang have joined the race to sign Chelsea winger Willian this month. According to The Daily Mail, via The BBC, Willian is attracting interest from both Dalian Yifang and Barcelona. The 30-year-old scored the winner for Chelsea on Saturday as they beat Newcastle 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Willian has come under fire from Chelsea fans at times this season, but produced a moment of magic to beat his man and whip the ball into the far corner from a tight angle. Chelsea are thought to have rejected an offer from Barcelona earlier this month, but Dalian Yifang will be hoping to have more success with their move for the Brazilian.

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