Shakhtar midfielder Willian: I can join Chelsea for €30 million
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian has revealed that he will be allowed to leave the Ukranian side should they receive an offer of €30 million in January.
Willian, 24, has long been a target for the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham, but has seen high-value offers rejected by his club—despite his desire to leave.
In an interview with a Brazilian sports magazine, though, Willian stated that he would be allowed to leave the Donbass Arena if the Miners' receive an offer of €30 million for his services.
Speaking to Placar, Willian said: “Knowing that they [Chelsea] made me an offer, and Juventus too, I motivated me a lot.
“Everyone here already knows that I want to leave the club, but without arguments. The president wants me to stay, but I need to grow. He has promised to sell me for €30 million.”
Chelsea are believed to have offered €25 million for the midfielder in the last transfer window, while Tottenham are thought to have offered similar. Since then, though, Willian has played a major role in Shakhtar's two fine performances against the Blues in the Champions League.
It remains to be seen, though, whether either Premier League side will be tempted to up their bid in January, with the former Corinthians playmaker now one of Europe's most wanted.
“The key is to move to a big club,” Willian finished. “Then I just need to repeat what I have done here at Shakhtar.”