Chelsea confirm deal for Willian has gone through, gazumping Tottenham Hotspur to his signing.
Chelsea have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala after the UK home office granted him a work permit.
The Brazilian playmaker has agreed a five year contract at Stamford Bridge, and will compete with Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Oscar, Kevin De Bruyne, Victor Moses and Ramires for a spot in the Blues attacking midfield.
“I’m very happy to be here,” said Willian to the official Chelsea website.
“It’s been a dream of mine to come and play here.
“Chelsea are one of the best clubs in the world, and now I’m going to play for one of the best managers in the world, so I’m very happy and looking forward to it.”
Willian will wear the number 22 shirt at Chelsea this season.