Willian, 29, is away on international duty with Brazil, currently participating in the World Cup in Russia, while Barcelona are negotiating a deal with the Blues.
It was earlier reported that Willian was willing to leave if Antonio Conte remained in charge next season.
He made 55 appearances for Chelsea last season and scored 13 goals in all competitions.
The summer transfer window for all international deals is open.
With the transfer rumours growing in pace and volume during this ‘silly season’, it can be difficult and painstaking to separate the stories of some legitimacy from the rest of the noise.
Fortunately, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do it for you.
Below, you’ll find some of the latest transfer news churned out of the Rumour Mill broken down and analysed for your benefit along with our calculated predictions.
Ajax have moved to re-sign their former star who is deemed surplus to requirements at Manchester United.
According to De Telegraaf, the Dutch side want to capture the 28-year-old’s signature this summer and bring him ‘home’.
Why it will happen: Blind grew up in Amsterdam and would guarantee his chances of first-team football at the Johan Cruijff Arena.
Why it won’t happen: It is thought the versatile defender and midfielder would have to take a huge pay cut to link-up again with his former team.
Prediction: So long as the financial elements of the deal suit both player and the Red Devils, expect this transfer to go through.
Why it will happen: The 40-year-old is unattached since leaving Juventus last May after a glittering 17 years and a move to PSG gives him the chance to continue to ply his trade at the highest level.
Why it won’t happen: Buffon could potentially only come in as a back-up, with new boss Thomas Tuchel not being able to guarantee regular first-team football.
Prediction: This deal certainly has legs but it remains to be seen whether all parties can come to an arrangement.
Why it will happen: The dynamic midfielder is thought to be on a lookout for a new challenge and is concerned about the competition for places at the Parc des Princes.
Why it won’t happen: The Sky Blues are thought to be among the frontrunners to sign him, but they to have a large squad while there are of course other clubs interested in his signature.
Prediction: With his contract running up, the French giants might feel it’s best to cash in on him instead of him leaving for next to nothing.
The summer transfer window is open and across the globe there is a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.
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Paulinho enjoyed a fruitful season in Catalonia, netting nine goals in 49 appearances during Barca’s double-winning campaign, but club hierarchy believe Willian can bring more pace and energy to the ranks.
The two players in question are currently on World Cup international duty with Brazil and will no doubt be aware of the ongoing transfer stories.
However, with both Marco Verratti and Julian Draxler ahead of him in the pecking order, Rabiot’s hopes of playing week-in, week-out, could be slim, in turn with the fact PSG are also looking to bring in reinforcements.
Interestingly, the 23-year-old’s contract is up next summer and he nor the Ligue 1 champions have given any indication that will be extended.