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Reports: Barca Make Second Bid For Man Utd Target

Reports: FC Barcelona Make Second Bid For Manchester United Target

By David Kappel - Jul 13, 2018 02:40 PM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona have reportedly intensified their attempts to beat Manchester United to one of their targets, having submitted an improved offer of €60 million for the player.

Read: Barca Transfer News: Five In, Five Out?

The Catalan giants are understood to be keen on signing Brazil winger Willian, who is also being chased by Manchester United.

According to Sky Sports, Barcelona have upped the ante in order to beat United to the 29-year-old, having put in a second offer worth €60 million (R930 million) after Chelsea rejected their initial €50 million (R775 million) bid.

However, if Willian does move to the Camp Nou, he would take up one of the club's three non-European slots, which are currently filled by Philippe Coutinho, new arrival Arthur and Yerry Mina.

As a consequence, Barca are looking into either selling or loaning out defender Mina, who scored three goals for Colombia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Brazilian reportedly impressed the Blaugrana bosses when the two sides met in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 last season, and feel he would be a great addition to their squad.

However, the LaLiga giants will have to fend off interest from United, with his former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believed to be keen on reuniting with the Brazilian at Old Trafford.

Read: Messi Obsession Behind Ronaldo's Juve Move?

Willian has made 236 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club in 2013, scoring 44 goals and assisting another 39 strikes, and has also helped the Blues lift four trophies along the way.

Do you think Willian would be a good signing for Barca? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 13, 2018 10:03 PM
Willian is good player himself he will do well at nou camp
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Blaq T Joined: 16 Apr 2017
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Blaq T Jul 13, 2018 04:31 PM
Loan anyone but not Yerri Mina. Yes a very good defender I'm sure this season he'll do better
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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Jul 13, 2018 03:07 PM
a 29 year old with such average stats? come on at least we should try to get a promising youngster who can still learn

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