Willian staying at Chelsea but is told he needs to do better

Barca 'Ready To Launch £50 Million Player-Plus Cash Bid' For Willian

Barcelona's offer was rejected by Chelsea and Sarri regards Willian as a vital player.

Chelsea are reluctant to sell Willian in January because they fear doing so could damage Maurizio Sarri's chances of a top-four finish, sources have told ESPN FC.

Chelsea turned down a $70 million bid for Willian in the summer, and Barcelona opted for Bordeaux winger Malcom to the tune of $47m.

"You have to ask the club about the market, if you ask me I will get in trouble because I don't know the answer", said Sarri when asked about Willian.

Sarri's wing options have been bolstered by the return to fitness of both Willian and Pedro from muscle injuries, but uncertainty surrounding Callum Hudson-Odoi's future makes Willian's availability all the more important.

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"I didn't receive anything [about Willian] yesterday [Thursday]".

Asked again, Sarri said: "Of course, I don't want to lose him".

One player who seems set to leave Chelsea this month is midfielder Cesc Fabregas, whose proposed move to Monaco is on hold until Chelsea can bring in a replacement.

"In my opinion we need two players, but then it is up to the club".

"At the moment, he is here, so I think he has to think only of playing, because in this moment in Europe there are another 300 players involved in the market and they must only think to next matches or it's impossible to play".

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