Chelsea reject Barcelona's £50m bid for Willian

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Chelsea have rejected a bid in excess of £50m for Willian from Barcelona, according to Sky Sports sources.

While talks are underway between the Premier League club and the La Liga giants, the former are open to selling the Brazilian midfielder.

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.

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Transfer Predictor: Daley Blind's proposed return to Ajax virtually certain, Adrien Rabiot future unclear

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Blind looks certain to be leaving Old Trafford.

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.

DALEY BLIND – MANCHESTER UNITED TO AJAX

Is Blind’s stint at Old Trafford set to come to an end?

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.

Rating: 8/10

GIANLUIGI BUFFON – FREE AGENT TO PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN

Legend of the game: Gigi Buffon.

The Juventus and Italy legend is closing in on a free transfer move to Paris Saint-Germain within the coming days, L’Equipe reports.

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.

Rating: 7/10

ADRIEN RABOT – PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN TO MAN CITY

Rabiot withdrew from the France World Cup squad after being named as a standby.

Rabiot withdrew from the France World Cup squad after being named as a standby.

A quartet of European football’s top clubs are chasing the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, according to Paris United.

Manchester CityManchester UnitedJuventus and Barcelona are all interested in the 23-year-old, who will be trying to impress new PSG boss Thomas Tuchel during pre-season.

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.

Rating: 6/10

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Paulinho headlines our Rumour Mill as Barcelona and Brazil man is linked with move

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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.

There is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

Let us know your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook.

PAULINHO

Barcelona could sell the Brazilian midfielder to raise cash to fund the signing of Chelsea star and Paulinho’s international team-mate, Willian.

Mundo Deportivo reports that Blaugrana are considering moving on the 29-year-old, less than a year after bringing the former Tottenham star to Camp Nou from Guangzhou Evergrande.

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.

Paulinho scored his first World Cup goal.

Paulinho has enjoyed a solid World Cup so far.

ADRIEN RABIOT

A quartet of European football’s top clubs are chasing the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, according to Paris United.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Juventus and Barcelona are all interested in the 23-year-old, who will be trying to impress new PSG boss Thomas Tuchel during pre-season.

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.

Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Adrien Rabiot is pictured during the French Cup final football match between Les Herbiers and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), on May 8, 2018 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The future of Adrien Rabiot is unclear.

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