Chelsea transfers: Blues confirm Willian deal as Tottenham miss out
Chelsea transfers: Blues confirm they have reached a deal to sign Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala for around £30m
Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala, subject to a work permit hearing.
The 25-year-old playmaker was on the verge of joining Tottenham last week after passing a medical at the north London club and reportedly agreeing personal terms with the club.
However, Chelsea’s late bid for the Brazilian has proved successful, with the Blues expected to pay around £30m for the forward.
A club statement read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with both Willian and his club Anzhi Makhachkala for the transfer of the Brazilian player.
“The transfer is subject to a work permit hearing on Wednesday.”
Willian has two Brazil caps to his name and scored one goal in 12 appearances for Anzhi last season.