Stamford Bridge side back in the race to sign playmaker.
Chelsea & Tottenham could ‘yet sign’ Brazilian playmaker Willian according to ITV Football.
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The 24 year old Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder has long been linked with both London sides but had appeared to be set to join Anzhi but the big spending Russian Premier League side’s £29m bid for Willian was turned down by his Ukrainian employers.
Reigning Champions League holders Chelsea may well be ahead of Tottenham in Willian’s thinking, not least because he would join fellow countrymen Oscar, David Luiz, Ramires and Lucas Piazon at Stamford Bridge.
Willian could be seen as an ideal replacement for veteran Frank Lampard and would fit in well with the West London club’s current array of creative talents.
One does wonder just how much Shakhtar would demand for Willian, who the Donbass Arena side may already be planning to cash in on following the recent signing of Taison from Metalist Kharkiv.
Willian is into his sixth season at Shakhtar and has been a massive success during his spell securing four domestic titles and a UEFA Cup triumph and therefore the former Corinthians man may feel he has achieved all he can in the Ukraine.