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Willian wants out of Shaktar

by Michelle Fortune , 25 October 2012

Willian has reiterated his desire to leave Shaktar Donetsk, comments which are likely to catch the attention of London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea.


The Blues are known to have tabled a £27million bid for the playmaker during the summer, while Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is believed to be keen on bringing him to White Hart Lane.

The Brazilian starred for Shaktar Donetsk as they defeated Chelsea on the Champions League on Tuesday night but as yet he has only earned two caps for his country.

With the World Cup due to be held in Brazil in 2014, Willian is keen to force his way into the starting line-up, but he knows he would have to move to a bigger club to fulfil his ambition.

"I would like to move from Shakhtar, my work here is complete. I've already made it clear to everyone, I want to go," Willian is quoted as saying in the Daily Telegraph.

"I would like to play in a big team in a big tournament like the Premier League or Serie A. I like Chelsea, AC Milan and Inter.

"I know Chelsea wanted me in the past, but the club didn't want me to leave, I think (because of) the price. I still have two years left on my contract with Shakhtar, the only thing I can do is to keep playing well, try to go on in the Champions League and hope to move next year.

"If I were playing in the biggest league in the same way how I've played here, I would have more chances in the national team.

"Playing at the World Cup in Brazil is my dream, my main goal, and it is only going to happen if I move out, I respect the position of the club but I have to remaining playing at a high level to receive new bids."

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