Willian: 'Chelsea were always my first choice'

Brazilian playmaker Willian reveals that Chelsea were always his preferred destination following his £30m switch from Anzhi.

New Chelsea signing Willian has declared that the Blues were always his first choice.

The Brazilian was subject of interest from Liverpool and underwent a medical at Tottenham Hotspur before eventually sealing his £30m move to Stamford Bridge.

However, the playmaker revealed that the Blues were always his preferred destination.

"I've always been following Chelsea and every time I came to London I would try to see a Chelsea game and see how the team was doing because it's been my dream to come to play here," Willian told the club's official website.

"Finally it's become a reality, and when the offer came I never gave a thought to anybody else, I said to myself that I would run here, and I'm happy to be here now. Chelsea was always my first choice.

"It's going to be an immense pleasure to work with Jose Mourinho, listen to him and learn from him. I'm sure I'm going to grow as a professional and I'm looking forward to training."

Willian will be unavailable for Friday's Super Cup clash against Bayern Munich.

Samuel Eto'o of FC Anzhi Makhachkala in action during the Russian Premier League match between FC Dinamo Moscow and FC Anzhi Makhachkala at the Arena Khimki Stadium on July 19, 2013
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