In the summer transfer window, Ernesto Valverde wanted Barcelona to sign Willian from Chelsea, but the deal didn’t take shape because the two clubs failed to reach an agreement over the transfer fee.
The La Liga winners went ahead and signed Malcom from Bordeaux and he’s struggled to get minutes with his new club as the former Athletic Club Bilbao manager was not in favour of his signing.
It’s claimed the agents of the Brazil international have already met the leaders of the Spanish champions to discuss the transfer and the west London club could set a price between €50-€80m.
Earlier in the summer, Chelsea demanded €70m from Barcelona for the 30-year-old and the latter could make an attempt to reduce the price tag by including Malcom as a part of the deal.
It’s only one source talking about this deal and we will keep an eye to see if there are more reports talking about a potential swap deal that includes Willian and Malcom.