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Chelsea Close In On £30m Playmaker as Brazilian Pleads for Move and Express Desire for Blues Switch

Stamford Bridge target wants move to West London.

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Having played a key role in Chelsea’s downfall, Willian claimed his time in Ukraine was nearing its end as he pleaded for a transfer to one of Europe’s top leagues.

His contract expires in 2014 and Chelsea and Tottenham have a long-standing interest in the 24-year-old winger, who has two caps for his country.

Willian said: ‘I would like to move from Shakhtar, my work here is complete. I would like to play in a big team in a big tournament, like the Premier League or Serie A. I like Chelsea, AC Milan and Inter.

‘I need to show up in a big league to be called up for the national team. My dream, my main goal is to play the World Cup in Brazil and that is only going to happen if I move.”

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Having spent over £80m over the summer Roman Abramovich is clearly developing a taste for splashing the cash again and a move for Willian could well be on the cards and of the three sides the Shakhtar Donestk playmaker has expressed an interest in joining, Chelsea are the only one with the funds to meet the club’s £30m asking price.

Willian was instrumental in his side’s win over Chelsea and will certainly have increased the Stamford Bridge side’s interest in his services and it seems that a move to West London is of far more interest to the Brazilian than a move to White Hart Lane.

Clearly the fact that Roberto Di Matteo’s squad already includes Willian’s national team colleagues David Luiz, Oscar and Ramires could play a factor in luring the talented playmaker to the club and Shakhtar Donetsk may find it hard to turn down an offer of £30m for the former Corinthians man.


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