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Shakhtar coach Lucescu: Chelsea target Willian not for sale

Reuters

Shakhtar coach Mirea Lucescu has insisted that Chelsea target Willian will not be leaving the club unless his €35m release clause is met.

Willian, 24, has attracted interest from Premier League clubs, Chelsea and Manchester City as well as Italian giants Inter in recent weeks after his performances in the Champions League.

The coach told Tuttosport: "If [Inter President] Moratti asks me about Willian, I will tell him that Shakhtar want to achieve things in Europe and will not sell their players. There's the buy-out clause, though, which is €35m for Willian.

"Chelsea paid €31m for Oscar this summer. The difference between Willian and Oscar is that Willian is much more mature, and has already plenty of Champions League experience and has played in a strong European league for years.

"They wanted to sign Willian this summer for €20m, but we turned them down. They went for Hazard for over €30m instead. Fact remains that we do not want to sell him."

 
 

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