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Chelsea ace Willian says he didn't want to join Tottenham

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Brazilian forward Willian insists he never wanted to join any club other than Chelsea over the summer, despite being close to a move to Tottenham.

Willian was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League over the summer, with Liverpool also credited with an interest in the former Shakhtar Donetsk man.

It was reported that he was undergoing a medical with Tottenham ahead of a switch to White Hart Lane when Chelsea swooped at the last minute with a £32 million offer to steal the former Anzhi Makhachkala star from under their rivals' noses.

According to Willian, who was linked with both Spurs and Chelsea before the summer window and had a "friendship" with Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas, he never had anything on his mind except for heading to Stamford Bridge.

He told The Sun: "Two years ago, Chelsea made an offer for me when I was with Shakhtar Donetsk. They didn't want to sell me but it made me more interested in Chelsea.

"I feel really happy that the supporters take the time and the trouble to write about me. It's a privilege to hear them clapping and singing about me.

"Never once did I say I was going to sign for Tottenham or Liverpool or for anyone else in the summer.

"There were negotiations going on with other clubs, as well as Chelsea, that my people were having.

"Chelsea were interested in me and when they made an offer this time I didn't think twice. My heart was already at Chelsea.

"I had been following their games even more closely after their first offer.

"I didn't sign a contract for Tottenham or have a medical. During the negotiations there was talk about a medical but it never happened. I made absolutely the right decision to come to Chelsea."

Willian has so far made five Premier League appearances for Chelsea this term, scoring once against Norwich.

Competition in west London is tough, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Oscar, Andre Schurrle, Kevin de Bruyne and the Brazilian all vying for three advanced midfield positions.

"The most important thing for me is to be happy, it's making my dream come true," he continued.

"I wished so much to play here and work with Jose Mourinho, who is one of the best managers in the world. Everywhere he has been he has won titles. Everyone likes to work with a winner."

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