BARCELONA are lining up a last gasp 20million bid to sign Willian from Chelsea before the transfer window shuts tomorrow.
The Brazilian wants a new deal at Stamford Bridge but the current stalemate means the Catalan giants could swoop at the last minute.
Willian’s contract expires at the end of the season and he is already free to speak with overseas sides over a summer switch.
But the 31-year-old could leave the West Londoners this month with Barca preparing to snap him up now, according to Sky Sports News.
However, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has urged the club to go all out and tie down the winger’s future.
The Blues have already offered him a one-year extension, thoughthe player is seeking a two-year deal and increase on his 110,000-a-week wages.
Juventus and AC Milan have both shown interest in the wideman but so too have London rivals Spurs.
Tottenham saw their 2013 transfer for Willian hijacked at the last minute as he chose to move to Chelsea for 30million from Anzhi Makhachkala instead.
The Spurs snub was a popular one among Chelsea fans, who created a chant that ends in he hates Tottenham.
His form this season has seen him become a favourite with Lampard and the manager is pushing to have Chelsea break their rule of only offering players over 30 a one-year extension.
Willians team-mate Pedro also has six months left on his deal, but – with Roma interested – the Blues are willing to sell the Spaniard if they receive the right offer.