Shakhtar Donetsk willing to part with Chelsea and Tottenham target Willian for £20million
Shakhtar Donetsk have revealed they will be willing to sell star forward Willian to Chelsea or Tottenham during the January transfer window if they meet the £20million price tag they have placed on the Brazilian.
Willian, 24, has been one of the stars of the Shakhtar side that have made it through to the last 16 of the Champions League, knocking Chelsea out in the process, but has made it clear that he sees his future away from the Ukraine and angered his club by failing to report on time to their winter training camp.
The London Evening Standard are now reporting that Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu is willing to part with the forward having signed former Chelsea target Taison last week, but the Ukrainian’s are not likely to budge on their £20million valuation of the player.
Earlier this week Lucescu hit out at the Brazilian for his behaviour in returning late to Shakhtar, saying that it was unprofessional.
“It is not very nice to say that Willian did not return from holiday on time and thus he is exerting a certain pressure on the club,” said Lucescu.
“I think it was unprofessional of him.The president decided to do everything possible to sign a player of Willian’s level, who already has experience of playing at a high standard. We look forward to having Willian again and I would like him to come back and behave as he did before – as a professional and decent man."
Chelsea and Tottenham have been watching the forward for a long time and may now make the move to sign the player to give them a push towards catching Premier League leaders Manchester United.
Source: London Evening Standard