Stamford Bridge & White Hart Lane sides alerted as target linked with Premier League move.
Tottenham have been linked with a fresh move for Shakhtar Donetsk striker Willian after the Ukrainian club pipped Chelsea to the capture of talented midfielder Taison.
That surprise move could pave the way for Willian to be sold as he has expressed a desire to play in the Premier League and has just 18 months remaining on his contract.
Willian has admitted he wants to play for a top club in England and considers Spurs to be firmly in that bracket.
But Shakhtar want more than £20million for one of their prize assets and that may be a bit steep for the White Hart Lane club as his price will fall significantly by the summer when his deal will have just 12 months to run.
The Daily Mail have quoted Willian as stating his desire to move to Chelsea so his apparent availability will generate interest from both the Stamford Bridge side and Tottenham.
Andre Villas-Boas is known to be an admirer of the 24 year old Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker and the arrival of Taison certainly leaves the door open for Willian to make his long awaited move to the English top tier.
Willian is into his sixth season at his Ukraine based side and may feel he has achieved all he can at the Donbass Arena but any departure may have to wait until the summer as Shakhtar’s continued presence in the Champions League will surely lead the former Corinthians star to want to stay until the end of the current campaign.
The adaptable attacker has won four domestic titles, three domestic FA Cups and a Europa League crown during a very successful spell at Shakhtar and his performances in the Champions League have brought him to the attention of a myriad of interested parties and this may have led to Mircea Lucescu’s interest in bringing in Taison from Metalist, to fill a potential hole should Willian leave the club.
A move to Chelsea may be of more interest to Willian due to the presence of a number of his national team colleagues at the club, with Oscar, Ramires, Lucas Piazon and David Luiz all at the Stamford Bridge club.
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