Willian completes Chelsea move

Sky Sports have confirmed that Chelsea have completed the £25.5m signing of Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala.

The Brazilian will join the Stamford Bridge outfit after signing a five-year deal and will wear the No 22 shirt. The 25-year-old has told the Chelsea website “I am very happy to be here and I am looking forward to playing under one of the best managers in the world.

Willian was on the verge of signing for Tottenham before the Blues pounced to get their man. The attacking midfielder was also thought to be on Liverpool’s radar prior to the White Hart Lane club’s interest. However Chelsea managed to beat both of their rivals to his signature despite the player having a medical at Spurs.

Anzhi’s owner Suleyman Kerimov took the decision to sell the highly-rated player after it was revealed the Russian outfit were looking to cut their wage bill. The Eagles are also looking to offload some more of their expensive talent, with Chelsea again appearing to be the preferred destination for their want-away Nigerian striker Samuel Eto’o.

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