Chelsea winger Willian is a £50million target for Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande.
The 27-year-old Brazilian has been one of the Blues ‘ few consistent performers during the current troubled season, with 11 goals and six assists.
Guangzhou boss and former Brazil national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has targeted Willian after signing their countryman Paulinho from Spurs last summer and another South American, Colombia’s Jackson Martinez, in February.
Willian has two years remaining on the five-year deal he signed on his £30m arrival at the Blues from Russia’s Anzhi Makhachkala in January 2013.
Although there will be a number of players offloaded from the Chelsea squad this summer, Willian’s position within the regime of incoming boss Antonio Conte is understood to be assured.
The wideman has also made clear his wish to stay, but has yet to sign the new £120,000-a-week deal which has been on offer for some time.
Evergrande are one of several clubs in China ready to double those proposed wages in a bid to tempt him away.
His former Chelsea and Brazil midfield colleague Ramires signed for another Chinese Super League side, Jiangsu Suning , in January.