Huge: Chelsea Dismiss Opening Barcelona Bid But Sarri Willing To Negotiate

Huge: Chelsea Dismiss Opening Barcelona Bid But Sarri Willing To Negotiate

Benitez's side are a point adrift of safety after losing 2-1 to Chelsea on Saturday.

The former Napoli manager responded similarly to talk Willian potential exit in an interview with Sky Sports, claiming: "You know very well that Willian is a very important player".

Chelsea got off a great start as Pedro scored after eight minutes but then allow Ciaran Clark to equalise. [Hudson-Odoi] is becoming for us a really important player.

"But next week, when we're playing against a team who are in and around us, they're the ones where we definitely need to be picking the points up. I can not do anything more".

"It is very hard to understand".

The Magpies' 18 points is their lowest tally after 22 matches of a top-flight season since they were relegated in 1988-89.

Sources have told ESPN FC it would take a significant cash bid for Chelsea to consider parting with Willian, regarded by Sarri as a key first-team player.

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Newcastle had the lowest net spend in the Premier League during pre-season, and now find themselves in the relegation zone after a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

But it took only nine minutes for the Blues to go in front as Newcastle's five-man defence was carved open easily.

And according to recent reports, the 30-year-old has caught the eye of the Catalan giants once again in the January window.

Salomon Rondon flicked a header towards Ayoze Perez and he accelerated away from Antonio Rudiger, only to shoot woefully wide with just Kepa Arrizabalaga to beat.

"We've played the top sides and the pressure is nearly more than them that it is on us because they're expected to beat us, and if we can get anything out of those games then it's great".

The video received thousands of replies from angry fans of Newcastle as well as supporters of other teams.

Teed up by Hazard at last making an incisive burst, Willian cut back inside two Newcastle defenders on the left side of the area before curling a masterful finish into the far corner.

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