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Shakhtar Fear Willian Is Trying To Force Move As Attacker Goes AWOL

Shakhtar Donetsk fear that Chelsea and Tottenahm target Willian is trying to engineer a move away from the club after failing to show up for winter training.

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, more on the future of Willian.

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Shakhtar Donetsk fear that Chelsea and Tottenahm target Willian is trying to engineer a move away from the club after failing to show up in time for the start of their winter training camp, according to the Evening Standard.

The report claims that both London clubs have made moves for the Brazilian attacker in the past but with Shakhtar progressing to the last 16 of the Champions League, it was thought the player would remain with the Ukrainian outfit until the end of the season.

However, coach Mircea Lucescu has revealed that the 24-year-old has failed to return from Brazil in time to take part in their winter training camp and fears the players agents may be advising him to do so in order to engineer a move away this month, while the Standard believe the recent signing of Taison – a player very similar to Willian – shows Shakhtar are preparing for life without the play-maker.

“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, 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 [Taison]. 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.

“I would like him to solve his problems in a civilised manner here in Donetsk, and not by phone. I have great respect for Willian and I would not like him to be put under pressure by the people who surround him, and who perhaps advise him the wrong things.

“He should reject the advice of those who surround him – they are not doing very good things. With or without Willian, Shakhtar will move on.”

Lucescu is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard

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This is certainly an interesting turn of events and Willian could very-well be trying to force a move before the window closes by not turning up for training. Will it work though? Well it’s usually very difficult for a club to keep hold of an unhappy player, so we’ll have to see how Shakhtar deal with him when he does eventually show up, but he’d be an excellent signing for either Spurs or Chelsea if they did end up luring him to the Premier League.

Would Chelsea or Tottenham fans like to see Willian at their club? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. miki

    January 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    what a coop, if spurs could sign willian, the thought of holtby on the right and willian on the left, with lennon and bale on the wings, jusr think what a top class striker could bring, come on daniel levy, this is what spurs fans are crying out for,

  2. Plo

    January 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    So in your formation, there’s no room for Dembele. Yea, thats not going to happen bro. A formation without Dembele will NOT be considered our best. Period.

  3. Akan

    January 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    The best place for willian will be stamford bridge so roman should act fast before levy snatch him.

  4. Onyedikachukuw okpara

    January 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Willian love chelsea and we fans love him pzon is leve willian come in good sign 4 can’t buy love

  5. Sam

    January 15, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    After losin Taison, then wat are we waitin 4, comon Roman go nd get ur man bcs Lamps must b replaced if he didn’t get nw contract.

  6. Steve

    January 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Abrahamovic should make the quickest move to secure the signature of this talented Brazilian as he could be a good replacement for Frankie

  7. Alains

    January 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Pls get us Willian,he’s d man 2 watch,he’s got talent,pls waste no time,delay is dangerous

  8. kristopher

    January 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    willian wil be a gud talent for chelsea wit his creative on di pitch,passing accurate,versatile on ball,fast, Mr roman get us dis brazillian…….for frankie replacmt wil love u willian cum to chelsea it a great destination for u wit di likes of ramires,luiz gud combine.

  9. Idowu adewole zaria kaduna

    January 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Roman abeg dnt play prank wit dis 1 jst lik d taison saga. Dis is all hv evr wanted. Demba Ba, falcoa, walcote nd willian. I lv u abramovich. Keep it up nd may God continue 2 repleanish ur pockets nd bank accountz.

  10. haggies

    January 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    willian wil b a good one 4 a rotation with mata 2 avoid fatigue

  11. Adewale solaja sagamu

    January 16, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Willian will be a better player at chelsea

  12. Isaiah kablenu

    January 16, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I tink willian is a gud & fantastic player who love to play 4 chelsea cause as a player you don’t move to teams dat av gud player rather dan teams dat love and always der 4 you

  13. buju

    January 16, 2013 at 9:54 am

    It wil be a disappointment if we loses such a player to our rivals a player who always wanted to play for chelsea so pls Mr.Roman no deal 4 Diame and fellaini and jus concentrate on willian deal ramires can play as a defensive midfielder while we need more attacking option and willian can do exactly that i cant wait 2 see another Brazillian in Blue…thank u

  14. stephenbali

    January 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    It will be very lovely,if chelsea will sign the brazilian attacker(willian). And Roman should stop sacking coaches because is giving the club a bad name and we fans are not happy with it.

  15. Mlungisi

    January 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    The Guy loves Us,is showing that he wl play by hez heart,not 4 show off,lets try 2 get him,as He want Us b4

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