Sarri rules out January move for Willian

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 30: Willian of Chelsea arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea FC at Selhurst Park on December 30, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has dismissed claims that winger Willian will leave the club in the January transfer window.

Spanish giants Barcelona tried to sign Willian last summer, as they made three bids to capture his signature, but Chelsea rejected their offers.

But according to reports from Sky Sports this week, Barcelona were ready to offer Malcolm plus cash to Chelsea for Willian, an offer that the Blues have reportedly rejected as well.

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“I didn’t receive anything yesterday. I have no idea,” Sarri told Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea’s game against Newcastle United.

“You have to contact the club and ask about the market because if you ask me about the market, you put me in trouble because I don’t know how to answer. As you know, Willian for us is very important.

“I think he can do better, he can do better because of his potential but he is really very important to us, so I think it is impossible to lose him in January.”