The 50-year-old nods to the fact the Brazilian is coming to the Bridge.
In a surprising turn of events Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur target Willian is set to join the Blues rather than their London rivals.
Spurs looked on the verge of tying up a £30m deal for the 24-year-old, but intervention from Blues owner Roman Abramovich has seen Mourinho’s side move ahead in the race to sign the Anzhi Makhachkala star.
Mourinho expresses the view that Willian will choose to join Chelsea, and that the transfer is a possibility. #CFC
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Q: Has Willian chosen Chelsea? Mourinho nods …
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This will come as bad news for Tottenham who had lined up the Brazil international as the ideal replacement for Real Madrid-bound Gareth Bale.
The north London club will now have to look elsewhere though as Mourinho reveals only a medical is now stopping Willian joining the Stamford Bridge contingent.
“We have to do a medical,” the 50-year-old was quoted on goal.com.
Yet the signing of the South American has confused many as Chelsea already appear to be strong in attacking midfield – leading to speculation Juan Mata would be sold.
“He is a player we all like, a player we all want to keep. We want more quality, not less quality,” was Mourinho’s response to this however.
It now means that the Blues have Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Victor Moses, Andre Schurrle and soon to be Willian, who operate behind the striker.
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