Shakhtar reject Spurs’ Willian bid
Sky Sports News report they have spoken to Shakhtar’s chief
executive, who has confirmed an offer has been rebuffed.
Andre Villas-Boas is eager to bring in additional firepower
before the close of the transfer window on Friday and had earmarked
Willian as his number one target.
The Portuguese tactician reportedly tried to sign the
24-year-old when Chelsea manager, with a sizeable offer rumoured to
have been lodged last summer.
It is an interest Villas-Boas has resurrected upon moving to
White Hart Lane, but it seems Tottenham will have to up the ante to
land the player.
Willian, who has won 11 caps for his country, spoke last week of
a desire to quit Ukraine for the Premier League.
“I don’t regret having come here, but I regret what’s been going
on with this situation. Chelsea tried to sign me, now Tottenham, so
I have to rethink,” he said.
During his time at Shakhtar, Willian has helped them to three
domestic titles and UEFA Cup success since arriving from
Corinthians in 2007.