It looks like Willian is getting closer and closer to a Chelsea move. Shakhtar Donetsk's president already admitted earlier this week that Chelsea had put in a bid for him and now the player has come out and said that he would like to move to Stamford Bridge.
"Chelsea are known as one of the biggest and most successful clubs around," he told The Sun. "To play for them is a challenge I would accept and enjoy. If a deal doesn't go through, I'll understand. But I hope it happens. They have a culture of winning trophies and that excites me.
"I wouldn't have any fears about coming to England because I have played against English sides in the Champions League and studied the English game. To play in a league that is seen throughout the world would be good for my hopes of playing regularly for Brazil, especially with the World Cup at home in two years' time.
Shakhtar already rejected one bid for Willian, but the Blues seem intent on strengthening their squad with youth and the 23-year-old would certainly do that by giving them a skillful attacking midfielder. A young striker will have to join the Blues soon too, but Willian, along with Daniel Sturridge give the Blues a couple very good attacking players to build around for the future.
With Chelsea obviously interested and Willian clearly keen on a move, it appears as if the question now is just the price. Mainly, will Chelsea have to go all the way up to his £29 million release clause? Whatever the price, this one appears to be moving towards a resolution soon with Willian suiting up in blue this February.