Man Utd transfer news: Barcelona make second bid for Chelsea star Willian
Barcelona originally made a bid of £50million for Willian last week and talks are still ongoing for the Brazilian.
United boss Jose Mourinho is also believed to be interested in reuniting with Willian however there has been no bid made from Manchester.
And Barcelona look to have made another step to get their man with Sky Sports reporting they have made a bid up to £53m for Willian.
It’s also understood that Nou Camp chiefs began their pursuit of Willian up to three months ago.
Barcelona lost Andres Iniesta this summer and are looking to bolster their attacking threat despite winning La Liga.
Meanwhile, speaking last year, Willian gushed over Mourinho for the trust showed in him while the Portuguese boss was in charge of Chelsea.
“There were a few conversations with my agent. I worked with Mourinho and I became his friend as well,” he said.
“He likes me a lot and I like him a lot as a coach and as a person.
“He has put his trust in me and in my work, and I was very grateful to him.
“Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I’m very happy at Chelsea.”
Willian earned rave reviews for his performances at the World Cup despite Brazil’s run being ended at the quarter-finals.
The winger scored 13 goals for Chelsea last season, making 55 appearances across all competitions.