Chelsea miss out on Brazilian playmaker
Chelsea are clearly determined to challenge for the Premier League title after falling well short last season and needing a Champions League triumph to secure elite European football this coming campaign.
July 18th, 2012
Eden Hazard is one of the most exciting signings of the summer, although it appears that the west London club have been thwarted when it comes to the signature of Willian, a Brazilian attacking midfielder currently on the books at Shakhtar Donetsk.
It appears that Chelsea lodged a £26 million bid for a player that was very impressive for the Ukraine outfit last season, although manager Mircea Lucescu claims that a bigger offer is required if the transfer is to happen.
“I told Willian he can leave, but only if the right offer is made,” Lucescu told Dolce Sport.
“He’s a great player. Willian was the biggest investment Shakhtar have made in a young player, we have to respect that. He played only seven or eight games in Brazil.”
“They paid a lot of money for Hazard but are not willing to pay for Willian, even though he’s better in my opinion,” he added.
“Chelsea want to buy Brazilian but made an offer for the eastern European market. They offered €34million but we don’t think that’s his current value.”