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Chelsea In Advanced Talks To Hijack Spurs £30m Willian Deal

Chelsea are in advanced talks to hijack Tottenham Hotspur’s £30million move for Anzhi Makachkala’s Brazilian attacker Willian, according to Sky Sports News.

With the summer transfer window in full swing, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea are close to hijacking Spurs Willian deal.

Shakhtar Donetsk Willian

Willian: In his Shakhtar days

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Anzhi Makachkala to try and hijack Tottenham’s £30m move for attacker Willian just days after Spurs pulled the same stunt on Liverpool, according to Sky Sports News.

Willian was made available for transfer by the Russian outfit just months after making a £32m move from Shakhtar Donetsk after the clubs owner pulled the plug on his lavish investment, insisting they slashed their wage bill 50%.

The Brazilian forward was quickly linked with a switch to Liverpool before Tottenham hijacked their move and the player looked set for a move to north London after passing a medical on Wednesday afternoon, and reports claimed he was expected to sign a five-year contract and complete a £30m move on Thursday.

However, it seems Chelsea have made a late approach to hijack that deal with Sky Sports claiming the Blues are now in advanced talks with Anzhi to take the 25-year-old to Stamford Bridge.

Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri claims that according to Sky Italia, Willian was at Tottenham’s HQ when news of Chelsea €37m bid came in.

Truly astonishing if true and it will be a killer blow to Andre Villas-Boas’ side if they were to lose out after going so far down the line with their deal.  However, if Chelsea manage to pull it off, it will be a major coup for Jose Mourinho but may put the future of Juan Mata in doubt as the club will be packed with attacking midfielders.

Let’s see how this develops over the coming hours….

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How will Spurs fans feel if they miss out? Do Chelsea fans want him? Share your views below.



  1. Andrew Pelling

    August 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I’ve been told by a very reliable source working at Tottenham that “Bale has reconsidered and intends to stay at Tottenham and that’s why Spurs have pulled out of the Willian transfer.” Also, “Baldini is in Madrid to tie up the Coentrao signing.”

    • Shem

      August 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Your reliable source is not very reliable

      • Andrew Pelling

        August 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm

        I just wanted to see how many of the media reported my made up story. They are Sheep after all. Didn’t realise the story about Bale shirts on dirty madrids website would come out 5 mins after. I do wonder if Bale would have been allowed to leave because Tottenham thought they had Willian as a replacement though. Gutted, I thought Bale was different from the average footballer.

    • stanredeye

      August 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      and Elvis was in our “chippie” last night

      • Andrew Pelling

        August 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        “Ah ha ha”

  2. Ha ha spurs

    August 22, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Andrew poor excuse for missing out on William. Spurs didn’t pull out a club that can offer more than fighting for fourth have come in for him , I hope they get him as Karma is a bitch Spurs done it to Liverpool.

  3. David

    August 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Are you having a laugh? Bale left last May, as soon his agent spoke on the radio! If Willian goes to Chelsea, particularly in this way, i would say we have dodged a bullet! Maybe we should see if we can get mata on the cheap? (30 mill). I would ask ur relaible source to find out who shot Kennedy!

    • Andrew Pelling

      August 22, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      It was Bales Agent.

  4. David

    August 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    That must also mean that the Rooney deal will not go through….Mourinio has already started the mind games with AVB!

  5. Ethan

    August 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    WOOHOO! Would rather see willian go to chelsea than spurs!! Go MOURINHO!!

  6. ozor tochukwu

    August 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    let us buy williams nd rooney 2 chelsea and let people countiue 2 say dare mind cos if dey did nt critise u dat means dat u are doing nothing UP CHELSEA.

    • Guy

      August 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Who is Williams? I have a daring mind… I am not criticising so therefore I’m doing something?

    • jack

      August 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      William had been a Chelsea since last year’s C.L, that’s where he wants to be, so you guys should let him be, the market is still open, go now before is late. AVB developed the interest on William from Chelsea, so he knows very well that will wants to play C.L, and Spurs will have to wait till May next year to confirm if they will be playing at C.L, Mors Chelsea is a better NAME. we all know. UP CHELSEA

  7. Yusa

    August 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    If Bale stays at spurs then let AvB leave for us willian

  8. Olly

    August 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Spurs fan. Fair play if Chelsea get him. But coming into a World Cup I know I would rather play football rather than watch it from a bench. How many midfield players do hey want. Or is it a ploy to stop spurs getting stronger. Hazard, Oscar, Ramirez, schrulle, De Bruyne, mata. Good luck forcing that lot out .

  9. Emma

    August 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Nice one chelsea, let do it then sell Ba and allow mikel to go as he wanted. He has really tried for us.

  10. zacks

    August 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    spus have been slapping us as much as they can with their Bale’s spash money, let the chelsea deal succid for spurs to feel the same slappinp pain.

  11. lucky

    August 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Pls mourinho go for willian, u have our support.

  12. whity Luiz

    August 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Go 4 him, he can contribute alot to d team. Up mourinho…….

  13. Manfred

    August 22, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Yes, all managers and clubs re in the transfer market to do business. Chelsea or Jose willing to sign Willian is not a bad idear under mining ABV had been before any other persons. The question is has he be signed? If no, anybody can sign him whether medical or not. In the case of Hazard, wenger was the first person to priced Eden but other clubs came in the business before he later signed for the blues. Willian is a good player and he will be a good signing for Chelsea.

  14. Emmanuel Enabulele

    August 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    See pls, dis is not d right time to go after mildfielders, Mourinho should pls go 4 a striker, nd not a mildfielder, live willain alone nd stop dis ur mind game

  15. Andrew Pelling

    August 22, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I just wanted to see how many of the media reported my made up story. They are Sheep after all. Didn’t realise the story about Bale shirts on dirty madrids website would come out 5 mins after. I do wonder if Bale would have been allowed to leave because Tottenham thought they had Willian as a replacement though. Gutted, I thought Bale was different from the average footballer.

  16. Tomboy435

    August 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    This is complete bulldhit Chelsea already hav mata de brutne hazard Oscaar Schiller lamp arid Ramires why the hell do they need willian it’s clear they are scared spurs are serious title contenders with the likes of willian and lamela. Plus possibly coentrao despite him apparently wanting Chelsea move

  17. king k9

    August 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Mou!!!!! Up u go, u are on d right track.get willian and Ronney 4 us and will are d champion.

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  19. Olagoke jacob

    August 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I’m true chelsea fan, pls get this guy for us and a striker and let,s mikel, and ba be on there way out, up chelsea, up mourinho,up blues, up abramovic, up . Stamford bridge for life

  20. Monday G

    August 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    We need williams .We want to play four defenders,four mid-fielders (2 defensive & 2 attacking ) & two attackers.The blues need him

  21. Ibrahim

    August 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    We need willian plz and plz buy willian for us because our match against bayern munich so we wil have good attacking midfilder and he can so play as winger so buy Willian for mouriho up blues blues for life ibk

  22. deen

    August 22, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Willian is a fantastic player .we all saw him against chelsea in champions leaque. its no doubt he will be nice addition pls get him and discard moses .thnks mou.

  23. daudu james

    August 22, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Good to see if these deal falls through!!

  24. ishaku

    August 22, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    that will absolutely be a good addition,fantastic footballer,hving gud posssesion on the ball.goooo 4him.

  25. Christian

    August 23, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Get us Roone,william. Dot sell mikel and mata bcos if jose sel mikel and mata it wil b a big mistk for us,mikel,mata mk us to win d CL two season

  26. Eoin

    August 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Whilst I really couldn’t care less where he ends up, it would be amusing to see Spurs have a dose of their own medecine regarding poaching other teams transfer targets. As for Bale staying – GET REAL – where do you think all the money for all the signings this Summer has come from, the Lottery?

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