Chelsea new boy Willian has revealed he has signed for his 'dream' club and is looking forward to playing under Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho.
The Brazilian international was reportedly courting interest from Premier League champions Manchester United and had undergone a medical at Tottenham.
However Chelsea hijacked Tottenham's bid by pulling off the coup to the delight of Willian.
Willian, speaking to the Daily Star, said of his move to Stamford Bridge: "Chelsea made an offer two months ago but I was not allowed to leave [Anzhi Makhachkala].
"I kept following the club and I used to go to London to follow Chelsea whenever I had free time and now my dream has come true.
"I will work with Mourinho who is the best manager and I will grow a lot with him.
"Other clubs were interested, but my intention and dream of playing for Chelsea made the difference.
"The opportunity to play with Mourinho, the best manager in the world, also made a lot of difference. I always dreamed of wearing Chelsea's jersey."
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder also revealed his desire to represent Brazil in their home World Cup next summer.
Willian, who has just two international caps to his name, wasn't included in Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad to play Australia and Portugal this month - but is hopeful he can worm his way into the former Chelsea manager's plans in time for the World Cup.
"I want to play in the World Cup, be among the 23 players in the squad," added Willian.
"It's a dream I have and order to achieve it, I need to have a great season at Chelsea.
"I want to play for the national team. I had a chance to when Mano Menezes was the manager and I hope to have with [Luiz Felipe] Scolari too, but I have to work hard and do my best every game."