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.
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.
Incredible update on Willian: Sky Italy reports a last-minute Chelsea bid of 37m € while Willian is at Tottenham hq to sign
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 22, 2013
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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