Brazil and Chelsea star Willian has been reported absent from training as rumours of a Real Madrid bid for the player continue to grow.
The 29-year-olds no-show comes just a day after Real Madrid offered a £65m bid for the wingers’ services.
Los Blancos are still on the hunt for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after he transferred to Juventus for £99.2m earlier in July.
The Times report that Willian has contacted Chelsea explaining that his absence is due to an issue with his passport, following an extended period off after the World Cup, he was originally expected to return to pre-season training last Friday.
Blues fans will be wary that this appears similar to the saga of Diego Costa, who eventually forced a £57m return to Atlético Madrid after refusing to play.
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