This summer has been exceptionally busy with all fans of the Premier League top four clubs hearing their club being linked with numerous world class players.

This has seen several transfer sagas arise, most notably Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, Suarez to Arsenal/Real Madrid and Cesc Fabregas to Manchester United.

There have also been some more recent sagas such as that of Anzhi Makhachkala winger Willian, who has been linked with Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United.

Willian started his career at Corinthians where, during his early teenage years, he lifted the Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior. His displays swiftly earned him a place in the first-team, and scouts from Europe soon started to take notice of the gifted midfielder.

And in 2007, Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk swooped for his services for £12 million with the player signing a five-year deal with the club.

Willian, who can play as an attacking midfielder or winger, worked hard to adapt to the European differences in the game, and his quality and creative instincts began to shine, and he helped Shakhtar to a fine treble in 2008 as they won the Ukrainian Premier League, Ukrainian Cup and Ukrainian Super Cup.

He also helped them win UEFA Cup (now the Europa league) before the world’s top clubs took notice with Chelsea being linked before he was bought for €35 million by Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

However, with Anzhi having to financially reconstruct, they transfer listed their whole team including Willian.

He is now being linked with a host of Premier League teams with Liverpool being the first to credit an interest. However Tottenham have now swooped in to try and high-jack the bid as they value the Brazilian high than Liverpool’s £26 million valuation and with Anzhi deep in debt, they will be looking to sell to the highest bidder.

Manchester United were recently credited with an interest but pulled out as Moyes is looking for a controlling midfielder. There is confusion around the future team of Willian but you can be sure it will be in England.

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