Chelsea Agree Deal For Willian Subject To Medical

23 August 2013 08:07

Chelsea have agreed a 30 million deal to sign attacking midfielder Willian from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala subject to a work permit hearing according to BBC Sport

Chelsea moved late to secure the services of the Brazilian after Tottenham believed the deal was close after the successful completion of a medical. However, Russian owner Roman Abramovich made a late call to the Anzhi owner and tabled a last minute offer greater than that of the North London club.

News of a potential switch to the Blues was all but confirmed by the chelsea manager in a press conference earlier afternoon. Asked whether the Brazilian had chosen to join his club, Mourinho nodded. The Portuguese added: "I know what the player wants, so in this moment we cannot hide. That is a possibility." It now seems that a deal has been agreed and the player will look to complete a medical this weekend, before facing a work permit hearing next week.

Source: DSG