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Chelsea Agree Deal to Sign £22m Brazilian: Young Attacker to Make Summer Stamford Bridge Move

Andre Villas-Boas prepares to welcome talented Shakhtar Donestk youngster.

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Willian transfer to Chelsea ‘agreed for the summer’
Willian will leave Shakhtar Donetsk for Chelsea in the summer transfer window, according to sources in his native Brazil.

The Blues had a £16 million bid for the attacking midfielder rejected last month, but the Ukrainian club indicated they were willing to sell if they received an offer closer to the £29 million buyout clause in his contract.

It now appears Chelsea returned with an improved package and that a deal is close to being agreed.
The information was leaked by Santos chairman Luis Alvaro, after the Brazilian club had their request to take the 23-year-old on loan rejected.
‘We gave up because of a proposal that they received from Chelsea,’ he told Jornal da Manha.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

It seems that despite Andre Villas-Boas’s faltering start to his Blues managerial career, Stamford Bridge owner Roman Abramovich is still willing to back the young Portuguese boss financially. There may well be more of a need to bring in an attacking midfielder like Willian, who can also play out wide, as the Chelsea boss may well be ready to offload a number of his squad in the summer.

23 year old Willian is into his fifth season at Ukraine powerhouse Shakhtar Donetsk and the former Corinthians man has become something of a cult hero at the club, securing three domestic titles and a UEFA Cup triumph in the process.

Andre Villas-Boas is said to be ready to offload Florent Malouda and that may well leave space for the Brazilian. The West London club have apparently made a bid in the region of £22m and according to this source that bid has been tentatively agreed.

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