It is expected that a top tier club missing European elite football action like the Champions league will lose most of its star players to the poaching abilities of rival clubs. So it is expected that Chelsea will have a hard time protecting its gifted players likes of Hazard and Williams from rivers. Also, some ambitious players at the peak of their careers may opt to live to maximize the opportunity before the twilight.

So Chelsea star Willian wants to join Barcelona but the Blues won’t let him get away cheaply, according to Mundo Deportivo. 

The attacker, who turns 30 next month, is ready to take his final opportunity for a big move, despite having a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2020.

But Chelsea will demand €80 million (£71m/$93m) for the Brazil star, which could move Barcelona to pursue other targets.

Real Madrid Debunk Neymar Move

Real Madrid have issued a strong denial after reports in Spain claimed a world-record offer has been made to Paris Saint-Germain to buy Neymar.

Spanish public broadcaster TVE reported on Monday that Madrid have offered PSG €310m (£275m/$360m) to bring the Brazilian back to La Liga. 

But Madrid quickly hit back at the claims with a statement that denied making any contact with PSG or Neymar over a possible blockbuster transfer.

It is not unusual for clubs to deny making  offers for players until they eventually sign them.

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