Willian has hinted he is ready to move to the Premier League by using his official Twitter account to follow fellow Brazilians at Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United.
All three English clubs have been rumored with the Brazil forward in recent weeks with Liverpool reported to have opened talks about a €30 million deal, and Tottenham ready to hijack any attempt to bring the forward to Anfield.
Cash strapped Anzhi have put their entire first-team squad up for sale with owner Suleyman Kerimov deciding he does not want to bankroll the club’s big spending any more.
Willian is one of Anzhi’s most valuable assets after being purchased near the end of the winter window for an astounding €35 million, whose debut for the Russians came at the hands of Premier League side Newcastle but was injured during the match.
Liverpool have been in advanced talks to bring him to Anfield. It had been hoped that a deal would be announced in the near future, It would have taken some of the transfer news on Merseyside away from Luis Suarez, who dominates the headlines for the club this window.
Manchester United remain very much in the background but that could all change if the club decide to cut their ties with Wayne Rooney. Chelsea seems a possible destination for the England striker who will demand first-team football in the World Cup year for his country.
Willian first set Twitter alive when he followed Liverpool’s Brazilian players Lucas Leiva and Philipe Coutinho on Friday.
Then he got the sparks flying on the social networking site by following Tottenham pair Sandro and Paulinho over the weekend.
Now he has signed up with Manchester United defender Rafael and significantly has only followed Brazilians in the English top-flight.
It could be coincidence but the timing suggests Willian is moving to England in the next couple of weeks. The big question that remains, however, is to which club?
The frontrunners at the moment remain Liverpool under Brendan Rogers' renaissance of the club, but it remains which team will have WILLIAN on their kits come September.
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