Chelsea transfers: Willian plays up talk of move to Premier League
Chelsea transfers: Willian once again reiterates his desire to play in the Premier League and hints at a move to west London
Willian has once again reiterated his desire to play in the Premier League and claims he could seal a transfer to Chelsea in January.
The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a move to England in recent months, with both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur interested in signing the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder.
Chelsea failed in their bid to lure the 24-year-old to Stamford Bridge last January while Andre Villas-Boas was still in charge of the Blues.
But with Chelsea understood to still be interested in snapping up the playmaker, Willian has stressed his desire to play in England.
He told FourFourTwo magazine: “I want to. I hope so. I hope to move there. Maybe next season, or even this month, but it’s difficult to say anything because I’m totally focused on my work here, and I prefer not to lose my grip.
“Who knows, maybe I’ll get offers not only from clubs in England but teams from other countries too. Let’s see what happens.
“I think I could well be playing there [Chelsea] with [compatriot] Oscar, but I’m trying to concentrate on my game at Shakhtar and forget about the offers.”
Villas-Boas recently admitted that Willian is a target for Tottenham and revealed that Spurs tried to land him in the summer.
And Willian spoke glowingly of the north London club. He said: “Tottenham are a big team with a great structure and great players too. I would rate them with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.”