Manchester United say they are now ready to meet Chelsea's demands for midfielder Willian.
Willian has enjoyed a thriving five-year spell at Stamford Bridge, but the 29-year-old is allegedly eager on securing a move to Barca this summer.
However, it has been suggested that the Catalan giants are disinclined to pay Chelsea's asking price of £62m and according to Mundo Deportivo, Man Utd are ready to swoop for the Brazil international.
Jose Mourinho is a lover of a player who he has worked with in the past during his time at Chelsea and is eager for United to commit to adding more creativity in the final third.
Manchester's efforts could be aided by Barca showing an interest in Willian's compatriot Malcom, who had been expected to leave Bordeaux for Roma.
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