Paris St-Germain look to sign Chelsea’s Willian as cover for Neymar

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French giants Paris St-Germain have lined up a shock bid for Chelsea forward Willian as cover for injured star Neymar. 

Willian, 30, is valued at about £40 million, is a lynchpin of the Chelsea side.

PSG have been moved to act after Neymar limped out of a recent match with a fractured metatarsal, which is expected to keep him out of action for 10 weeks. This would mean he misses the crucial Champions League ties against Liverpool next month.

PSG are thought to have considered making a loan move for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, but The Mail report that he turned the opportunity down.

Willian has 18 months left on his current deal and Chelsea policy is to only offer 1-year deals to those over 30.

Chelsea have previously rebuffed interest in William from Barcelona and China. Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has also given no indication he wants to get rid of one of his regular starters, especially with the side chasing Champions League qualification.