Chelsea are on the verge of completing a deal for Brazilian wide-man Willian.
A move to Tottenham looked inevitable for days with the player taking a medical at White Hart Lane. However, Roman Abrahmovich swooped in at the last minute with an offer to Anzhi Mackachkala that was too good to refuse and now he looks set to complete a move to Stamford Bridge.
The major talking point of the deal however, is where will Willian fit in at Chelsea? Another offensive midfielder looks set to be added to a team that already possesses the likes of Mata, Hazard, Oscar, De Bruyne, Schurrle and Moses.
Essentially, the signature of Willian will mean seven players fighting for three positions.
It's widely thought that another offensive midfielder being brought in would have repercussions on someone currently at Chelsea's disposal and despite being Chelsea's most impressive player last season that player is said to be Spaniard Juan Mata.
Surprisingly, a player who doesn't seem to rated as highly rated by Jose Mourinho in comparison to the rest of the footballing world might be the player who comes at the expense of a new attacking option.
Jose Mourinho has dashed any chance of the diminutive Spanish international leaving however, amid speculation that Manchester United might be open to a swap deal for want-away striker Wayne Rooney by saying: "No, [it is] speculation. He's a player we all like, he's a player we all want to keep and we want more quality in the team, we don't want less quality.
"We want to add quality. Juan is not a player we want to lose."
Mourinho seems happy with his squad and doesn't feel any need to sell despite the arrival of Willian, but is that in itself a reflection of Chelsea's true colours regarding this deal?
Tottenham looked set to upset the apple-cart with deals in place for Lamela and Willian adding to the purchases of Soldado, Paulinho, Capoue and Chadli already.
They are beginning to have the look of a formidable side and maybe, Abramovich wanted to quell the threat of an ever-improving Tottenham team.
Chelsea's biggest gain from this deal could simply be that Willian isn't joining a fierce rival.
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