Barcelona Make Willian a substitute for Coutinho

Barcelona Make Willian a substitute for Coutinho

Barcelona eyeing Chelsea star Willian - Barcelona eyeing Chelsea star Willian as an alternative to failing to bring Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, according to Goal International.

The Catalans failed in their bid to persuade Coutinho to leave Liverpool in the summer, where the Anfield camp is said to have demanded 200 million euros for him.

However, the 25-year-old player had time to apply for a transfer request and Barca is expected to try to approach him again in January.

Director Oscar Grau has recently stated they will be able to buy new players in winter to replace Neymar.

But although Coutinho became the main alternative, Camp Nou camp began to look for other options and set the name of Willian as one of them.

Willian and Coutinho are shaded by the same agent, Giuliano Bertolucci, who plays a vital role in Paulinho's transfer negotiations from Guangzhou Evergrande, and the Catalan team hopes the agent can help them get one of these two players.

Willian himself is under contract until 2020, and Chelsea will only sell it if they already have a replacement. (rep/cip)

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