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Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian: Every player dreams of playing in the Premier League

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Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian has admitted that he still dreams of a move to the Premier League amid interest from Chelsea and Tottenham.

The Brazil international has attracted attention from a number of top European clubs having developed into one of Shakhtar’s top performers since moving to the Ukraine in 2007.

Both Chelsea and Spurs have long been linked with moves to sign Willian, mainly because of Andre Villas-Boas' involvement, but a transfer is yet to materialise due to the Donetsk's side reluctance to sell.

Willian told Goal.com: "I was quite upset about what happened at the time, because big clubs like Chelsea and Tottenham were interested in securing my services.

"Every player dreams of playing in the Premier League. It's in the past now, though. I'm calm and doing my utmost out there on the pitch."

The 24-year-old also made it clear that his current club are well aware of his desire to move to a bigger league at some point.

He added: "I don't feel any pressure as I have met with the Shakhtar board and they are aware of my desire to move to a big club in Italy, Spain or England. I have two more years to go on my contract here and will continue to give my best.

"Chelsea are a great club and won the Champions League. Tottenham are a big club as well, and have a good coach in Andre Villas-Boas.

"They are two clubs with tradition. I'm still with Shakhtar for now, though. The transfer window is open for a few more days, but there are no offers it seems.

"You always keep hoping, but I'm focused on Shakhtar and want to do well in the Champions League. The board knows what I want, so there's no need to keep on talking about it."

Source: Goal.com


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