Paris Saint-Germain want Brazilian star Willian to replace the injured his compatriot and the club’s key man Neymar and are poised to make a deadline day swoop for the Chelsea forward, according to reports.
Brazil international is out for ten weeks due to an ankle injury and will miss the crucial UCL last-16 tie with Manchester United.
Paris Saint-Germain tried and failed in a bid to land Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil on loan and have now turned their attention to Willian.
The Daily Mail state PSG will move to boost their UCL chances by signing a replacement for Neymar. Willian is now their primary target after Mesut Ozil turned down their approach.
Chelsea value the former Shakhtar Donetsk at around £40million, but Maurizio Sarri has resisted any efforts by rival clubs to poach his players.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been blocked from signings for Bayern Munich, with the German giants submitting four offers for the 18-year-old.
Sarri has insisted Callum is going nowhere this month and Paris Saint-Germain will need to work quickly to convince to the Blues part with Willian.
The transfer window closes in France and England at 11pm tonight and the Blues rejected an approach from La Liga side Barcelona for Willian earlier this month.