Chelsea to return for Willian with second bid

Reports have suggested that Chelsea are not yet ready to give up their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk maestro Willian, and will return to the Ukrainian outfit with a renewed bid.

It emerged on Sunday that the Blues have already had a £16.5m rejected by Donetsk but were encouraged by statements from the club following the offer.

It’s been reported that Shakhtar Donetsk have opened up to the idea of losing their winger and that a bid of more than £20m may prise him away.

The 23 year-old has a release clause of £29m in his contract however Chelsea won’t be expected to pay that sum in order to capture Willian.

It helps that Blues owner Roman Abramovich is close personal friends with the owner of Shakhtar Donetsk, Rinat Akhmetov, which could lessen the pressure of negotiations.

The Ukrainian side have supposedly told the Brazilian international that he can leave the club and pursue his dream of playing in England as long as the club receive an acceptable fee for his services.

Willian de Borges Silva, or simply ‘Willian’, moved to Shakhtar Donetsk from Corinthians in 2007 for a fee of almost £10m.

Since his arrival, the trickster has made over 150 appearances for the Donetsk side and has made a name for himself as a solid creator of goals with 13 assists under his belt already this season.

Willian earned his first caps for the Brazilian national side in 2011 following good form in the Ukrainian Premier League.

Chelsea will not be able to use Willian in their Champions League campaign considering the speedster has already appeared for Donetsk in Europe this season, however Andre Villas Boas could still be tempted to sign the £26m-rated attacker as Salomon Kalou and Florent Malouda both look certain to be freeing up space in his squad very soon.

5 thoughts on “Chelsea to return for Willian with second bid

  1. shanshy

    cfc needs this guy as he has played in europe 4years bt cfc can still go 4 lucas moura or hazard 2 add pace and creativity in d team. Again d question still remains what happens if Mata is injured?though we dont pray 4 dat bt cfc shld make haste

  2. Wisdom king

    I think our first choice should be hazard because at the moment we don’t have a very good right winger and hazard can provide that with alot of pace and creativity. So if we must sign willian, hazard should come first because we have alot of options on the left wing. Up chelsea!

  3. Dj Sav

    I hope we get Willian, as much as i would love to see Hazard at Chelsea i feel he does not want to come. He has always maintained his 1st option is to play in Spain either with Real Madrid or Barcelona. We dont want plyers if they dont want come, this why i feel the Willian deal should be 1st prference. I still hope at some point we will sign Neymar and Hulk.
    Big up the mighty blues!!

  4. Rocky

    i believe our priority is to get a striker not another midfielder. Torres needs to play off a gunman in the mold of Falcao or Cavani in a 4 4 2 formation.

  5. Ernest

    I think chelsea should go for willian who is willing to come considering his skills and pace rather than hazard who might drag us to the end of the transfer window without another signing

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