Willian will not be penning a new contract at Chelsea before the January transfer window as he is keen to explore a potential move to Barcelona.

The Brazilian has made 307 appearances for the west Londoners since completing a £30 million move from Anzhi Makhachkala back in 2013, scoring 55 goals and winning two PL titles.

But with his current contract at Stamford Bridge set to expire next year, clubs have just over a month before they can enter talks with Willian over signing him on a free transfer.

And according to a recent report by  Mundo Deportivo, the 31-year-old star will snub the Blues’ offer of an extension until hearing what Blaugrana put on the table in January.

Willian has become an important player for Frank Lampard this term, featuring in all but one of Chelsea’s Premier League outings so far.

Frank, who returned to the club as their new manager in the summer, insists he does not want to lose his former team-mate when his deal expires.

“The word isn’t ‘no-brainer’ because I can’t get involved in the money, that’s up to the club to do,” the Englishman said about Willian potentially signing a new Stamford Bridge deal.

“But everyone sees how much I’m relying on him and what he’s producing. I love him at this football club, so there’s my answer.”

Blaugrana have already seen a number of offers rejected for Willian, with Chelsea reportedly snubbing a £55m-plus offer back in 2018.

The Spanish giants then came back in for him last summer, but once again their attempt to tempt him away from west London proved unsuccessful.