Willian tells Shakhtar: Let me move to Chelsea
The subject of rejected bids from Chelsea and Tottenham in the summer, as well as from Chelsea last January, Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Willian has appealled to the club to allow him to further his career elsewhere.
Willian, 24, has found himself limited to just two appearances for the Brazil national team thus far, despite stellar performances for his Shakhtar side, and believes that he must move on to fulfill his footballing dreams.
The former Corinthians star was in fine form on Tuesday night to help Shakhtar to victory over Chelsea in the Champions League and sent out an impassioned plea in the British media.
"I would like to move from Shakhtar, my work here is complete," Willian has told the Daily Telegraph. "I've already made it clear to everyone, I want to go. 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."