Willian admits transfer frustration
Brazilian international Willian is still holding out for a move to Chelsea despite seeing an opening bid for his services rejected.
The attacking midfielder has expressed his disappointment at the decision by his Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk to prevent him from joining the European Champions, and he is adamant he wants to leave. Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov has claimed that Willian is available for £23.5m, but the Blues offer was actually believed to be worth £2m more but that wasn't good enough for the player's coach Mircea Lucescu. The 23-year-old has clearly been angered by the comments being bandied about his price tag, and hopes the confusion doesn't put Chelsea off from continuing their pursue for him. Willian has been a consistent performer for Shakhtar since joining the club from Corinthians in 2007, but he is now desperate to take up a new challenge elsewhere. He told Globo Esporte: "I don't know what the coach said, but the correct value is 25million euros (£19.5million). "Regardless of the price, it is clear that the desire is great to play at a club like Chelsea, the champion of the Champions League. "I'm really upset with the board for not letting me leave. It would be good for me and also for the club. "I'd be in a big city and have the chance to grow professionally. This is not a message to anyone, everyone knows I want to leave."