Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Willian has revealed he is ready to leave Shakhtar Donetsk and is interested in the Premier League.
Stamford Bridge boss Roberto di Matteo got to see, first hand, the talent of the Brazilian, as he was instrumental in the Ukrainian champions defeating the Blues in their Champions League group clash on Tuesday night.
The 24-year-old recently admitted he has regular contact with White Hart Lane manager Andre Villas-Boas and that he would find it difficult to choose between offers from Spurs or Chelsea, but there was no mention of the north London club in his words after the game.
“I would like to move from Shakhtar, my work here is complete,” he is quoted as saying on Goal.com.
“I would like to play in a big team in a big tournament, like the Premier League or Serie A. I like Chelsea, Milan and Inter.”
Willian also revealed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had tried to purchase him previously, but Shakhtar wanted more money.
However, he admitted that any move was not likely to happen until the summer and he was hoping it would, in order to boost his chances of breaking into the Brazil side ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
“I knew that Chelsea wanted me in the past but the club [Shakhtar] didn't want me to leave. I think it was about the price,” he added.
“I still have two seasons left on my contract at Shakhtar and the only thing I can do is keep playing well, try to go on in the Champions League and hope to move next year.
“My dream is to play with the Selecao in the World Cup in Brazil and I will have more chance to realise the dream if I play for a big team.”
Di Matteo may find it difficult to fit Willian into his team after the summer spend Abramovich sanctioned, which brought in Eden Hazard, Oscar and Marko Marin to play in a similar position the Brazilian