Double Chelsea signing could pave way for Barcelona to land £65m target

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With Maurizio Sarri looking to stamp his mark on the Chelsea squad after his arrival last week, it could lead to a busy end to the summer transfer window for the Blues.

The Italian tactician brings with him his own style of play and expansive brand of football which differs from the more pragmatic approach of predecessor Antonio Conte, and so it could be a problematic transition.

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It’s one that could be aided by the presence of players capable of adapting to his ideas and plans, and so it remains to be seen what decisions he makes in the coming weeks before the window closes next month.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Chelsea are hopeful of the double signing of Aleksandr Golovin and Anthony Martial from CSKA Moscow and Manchester United respectively, and that in turn could help Barcelona land Willian from the Blues.

As per The Daily Mail, the Brazilian winger has been linked with a £65m move to the Nou Camp as the Catalan giants seemingly believe that he can improve their current attacking options, and so should Chelsea land both Golovin and Martial, it could make an exit more likely.

Both Golovin and Martial would seemingly be sensible additions for Chelsea given their likeness to Marek Hamsik and Lorenzo Insigne in terms of the roles played at Napoli under Sarri, which is something he is perhaps trying to replicate having already secured a reunion with Jorginho.

Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if deals can be done, which in turn could send Willian to Spain to see him line up with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho as options in the final third for coach Ernesto Valverde.

The 29-year-old scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists in 55 appearances last season.

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