Willian expresses desire to join Chelsea

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Brazilian midfielder Willian admits that a move to Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk excites him.

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian has admitted that he is interested in joining Chelsea from the Ukranian club.

The Brazilian has been linked with a £16m move to Stamford Bidge this January and the 23-year-old has expressed his excitement at the possibility of playing in the Premier League.

Willian said: "Chelsea are known as one of the biggest and most successful clubs around.

"To play for them is a challenge I would accept and enjoy.

"If a deal doesn't go through, I'll understand. But I hope it happens."

The attacker has been capped twice by the Brazilian national side.

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