Chelsea confirm Willian deal

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Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Brazil international Willian, subject to a work permit hearing.

The Blues announced on Sunday morning that a deal has been agreed with the talented Anzhi Makhachkala forward, who completed a medical with Tottenham last week before being tempted by Jose Mourinho and co. at Stamford Bridge.

Willian, 25, is expected to cost Chelsea around £30m – with the work permit hearing set to take place on Wednesday.

The Brazilian made his name with Corinthians before spending six years with Shakhtar Donetsk, where he cemented his reputation as one of Europe's most talented attacking midfielders.

He then joined Russian Premier League side Anzhi in January 2013 – but, with the club currently in financial meltdown, Chelsea have capitalised and secured his services.

It's also believed that Chelsea will sign Willian's Anzhi team-mate Samuel Eto'o, 32, who became the world's highest paid footballer after joining the Russian club in 2011.

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