Willian desperate to secure Chelsea move

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Willian admits he is upset that his move to Chelsea broke down but is still hopeful of a deal being resurrected.

The European Champions have recently seen a £25.5million offer rejected by Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov despite him being quoted as saying the Brazil international would be available for £23.5m.

Manager Roberto Di Matteo is on the lookout for a new forward and the 23-year-old has emerged as a target following his consistent goalscoring form since joining the Ukrainian side in 2007

“I don’t know what the coach said, but the correct value is 25million euros (£19.5million),” Willian told Globo Esporte.

“Regardless of the price, it is clear that the desire is great to play at a club like Chelsea, the champion of the Champions League.

“I’m really upset with the board for not letting me leave. It would be good for me and also for the club.

“I’d be in a big city and have the chance to grow professionally. This is not a message to anyone, everyone knows I want to leave.”

The Blues have been linked with Willian’s international teammate Oscar in recent weeks but he doesn’t believe it will hinder his chances of a switch to Stamford Bridge.

He admits that joining up with some of his fellow Brazilians in West London excites him as does lining up against former club Corinthians in the FIFA World Club Cup in December.

“I’m sure it will not matter, because the way we play is different,” he said.

“It is a matter of waiting, the hope is the last to die and a lot can happen there.”

“It would be an extra special moment for me.

“I was raised in Corinthians and to be there in the shirt of Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world, would be priceless.

“I was with David Luiz and Ramires in the Selecao. If this actually happens, it will be great.”

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