​La Liga giants ​Barcelona have reportedly made their third bid for ​Chelsea winger Willian, with the amount offered said to be in excess of ​£55 million. 


As reported by ​Sky Sports News, the Catalan side upped their offer for the Brazilian, with their ​previous bid said to be in the region of £53 million. They are said to be engaged in talks with the player's representatives and his club. 


The 29-year-old has been one of the Blaugrana's principal targets throughout the current transfer window. ​Manchester United were also said to be in the ​race to sign him, especially back in May, when the player was not a regular under previous manager Antonio Conte. 



The former Shakhtar Donetsk man was voted the Chelsea players' player of the season and is also a fan favourite. With his pace, ability to offer width and quality from set-pieces, he offers a lot of versatility and would definitely complement the existing attacking options at the Nou Camp.


One of the better players for Brazil at the recently concluded ​World Cup, he was the Blues' best player during their Champions League round of 16 clash against Barcelona last season, scoring in their 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.


Willian has been a solid contributor at Chelsea, having scored 44 goals in 236 appearances for the club since joining them in the summer of 2013 from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013.