La Liga leaders and champions Barcelona have earmarked Willian as their next big target in the January transfer window.
The club are keen on still bringing on the spirited winger after seeing previous bids turned down. The Catalans tabled a bid for Willian in the summer north of 60 million pounds, a bid that was quickly rejected by Chelsea.
Barcelona are set to launch another bid, one that resembles a leverage. Reports floating about in the media say the club are willing to trim new arrival Malcolm out of the squad, and have the 21-year-old sent to Chelsea, and in return add Willian to their ranks.
The former French Ligue One player has been a shadow of the player he was at Bordeaux since he joined in the summer.
The 41 million euro signing has yet to nail down a berth in Ernesto Velverde squad, and has continued to show signs of struggle.
He has only managed just two appearances in 11 La Liga games this season. His inability to adapt to the pace of the game underscores why he has been sidelined by former Gremio star Authur.
Malcolm is unhappy, and has been touted to be angling for a move away from the Spanish giants according to Metro Sport.
Barcelona are hugely keen on signing the Willian who has enjoyed a blossoming career spanning five years than keeping Authur.
Willian is on top of the Catalans shopping list says the Daily Express, and may be nearing his exit at Chelsea, who already boast of enough talent in the middle of the park.