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Chelsea’s €34m Willian Offer Rejected

European champions Chelsea have had a €34m (£26m) offer for attacker Willian rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk, as claimed by the clubs manager Mircea Lucescu.

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Chelsea have had a bid rejected for Willian.

Shakhtar Donetsk Willian

European champions Chelsea have had a £26m offer for attacker Willian rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Blues have been tracking the Brazilian international for months and were linked with the player back in January, but claim they have made their move to sign the talented forward this summer.

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has confirmed the club have received a €34m (£26m) offer from Chelsea for Willian, but insist that bid doesn’t meet the clubs valuation of the player.

The Ukrainian’s are willing to let their star man leave this summer, but only if their asking price is met with Lucescu claiming Willian is better than new Chelsea man Eden Hazard.

“I told Willian he can leave, but only if the right offer is made. He’s a great player.

“Willian was the biggest investment Shakhtar have made in a young player, we have to respect that. He played only seven or eight games in Brazil.”

“They paid a lot of money for Hazard but are not willing to pay for Willian, even though he’s better in my opinion.

“Chelsea want to buy Brazilian but made an offer for the eastern European market. They offered €34m but we don’t think that’s his current value.”

Lucescu is quoted as saying by

The 23-year-old can play on either wing and has been a huge hit with Shakhtar since making the move from Brazilian side Corinthians in 2007, making 126 appearances for the Miners so far.

His impressive form has seen him break into the Brazilian national team set up and it now seems it could earn him a big money move to England, but only if Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to pay Shakhtar’s asking price.

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Would you like to see Willian at Chelsea? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Mike Ogiasa

    July 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Let’s get him if we can because it’s been long we had a wide player since the days of Damian Duff and robben. A talented and fast wide player is a must for this second phase Chelsea assembly. Then you will get the best of Lampard and Torres.

  2. David

    July 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Yes we need 2 play compelet football sign him he is a player wit fine qoulitys i lov willems

  3. Damian

    July 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Although i have not seen him play but alot of people are saying is good i think we should buy him since he fit into chelsea play better from the wing they say and is from both wing .

  4. Tony

    July 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    To my option we dnt need him in chelseafc.we have a lot of option!or are we forgetting our youth term,in fact we have the best youth side in the world and lets Roman stop slashing money and focus on our youth give döse guy a chance..apart form john terry no player has ever been a regular in chelsea first term which is a bad standard for a club.

  5. Kj

    July 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    We already have hazard, mata, de buyne, marin, and sturridge who plays there as well…I think William is way to inconsistent and unproven to spend that type of money. Plus if we do sign Oscar that’s another fighting for position. I don’t like this idea! Don’t buy

  6. charleonsky

    July 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    willian is good but not better than Hazard, they 2 dferent players dat can play 2gether in dferent position & get result 4 d team. Hazard is nt a yardstick 4 price negociation, so dat man shld let dat young man leave up 2 his dream playing 4 chelsea. Let him go 4 dat price, chelsea have tried,4 more dan 12 months and they are still showing interest he is not d best in d world. Jst let b a champ.

  7. Desiny ehi

    July 19, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Pls abranovin let buy him i hv see him play many times & is good in right side is a great player dont following what some people are saying about it they are another fans.

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