Former Chelsea star Willian has opened up on why his rumoured move to Barcelona didn’t see the light of the day.

Willian was linked with moves to Barça a few times during his time at Chelsea but nothing happened before he joined Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer.

“There are always rumours, but I didn’t know about any other official offer,” he told FourFourTwo.

“Indeed, there was a lot of talk about Barcelona for the past few seasons, but I wouldn’t have gone there just because they’re Barça.

“I wouldn’t go to any club without hearing about their targets and what they wanted from me.

“It wouldn’t be nice to be there or anywhere else if you weren’t going to be a big part of the project and didn’t play much.

“Arsenal were the only club to show me a project that would fit with my ambitions, and they’re one of the biggest clubs in the world.”