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Tottenham Transfer News: Spurs Close On £20m Brazilian

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on the signing of £20m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Willian, who is unsettled after the Ukrainians blocked a move to Chelsea

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, Spurs are linked with Willian.

Shakhtar Donetsk Willian

Tottenham are closing in on the signing of £20m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Willian, according to the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old is unsettled in Ukraine after Donetsk blocked a move to Chelsea earlier in the summer.  The Blues were unable to agree terms for the Brazilian but the Mail claims that Spurs have struck a £20m deal and are close to bringing him to north London.

Sky Sports News are also reporting that their sources indicate Spurs have made a move, so all the signs suggest Andre Villas-Boas is keen to land the exciting winger.

Willian is desperate to play in the Premier League and told the Daily Mail last August that he would be open to a move to Spurs. He compared himself to Luka Modric – who is on the verge of moving to Real Madrid – and has even been taking English lessons to make his transition to life in the UK a little easier.

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The former Corinthians man is comfortable playing on the wings or more centrally, and has scored 19 goals in 129 games for Shakhtar since joining the club in 2007.

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