Shakhtar's Willian wanted Chelsea move
Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian has admitted that he wanted a move to Chelsea in the summer and was disappointed to see the club block the deal.
Chelsea reportedly lodged a €25m bid for the Brazilian in the summer transfer window but Shahktar refused to sell the player for anything less than his release clause of €30m.
Willian told ESPN: "My goal is to play for a bigger club in a high level league. If I tell you that I was happy, I would be lying.
"My desire was there, with a 25million euros offer from a big club like Chelsea. I wanted to pack my things and go, but I can't do that as I am under contract.
"It shows how much Shakhtar like me and shows that I am doing a good job, which is why they wanted me to stay.
"I have tried to convince them many times to let me go. I know that Juventus and Chelsea have made offers to buy me and that motivates me a lot.
"The club know that I want to leave, everyone knows that. The president has told me that he'll let me go for 30million euros and my intention is to sign for a big club."