Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas "always sends" messages to Willian

Willian reveals AVB contact
© PA Photos
Willian reveals that Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has become his "friend" by constantly keeping in touch with him.

Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Willian has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is in constant contact with him.

The 24-year-old Brazil international was the subject of bids from both Spurs and their London rivals Chelsea in the summer, but neither could meet Shakhtar's asking price.

"There were two offers in the summer - one from Chelsea and one from Tottenham," he told Lancenet. "Choosing between the two clubs would be difficult.

"I don't know. I mean, Tottenham are a big club and they have a good person in charge. Andre Villas-Boas wanted to bring me to Chelsea and also tried at Tottenham.

"He always sends me messages. We are always in touch, and he has become a friend, for sure. And Chelsea is Chelsea. They are a great team, with amazing players and are the champions of Europe."

However, Willian insists that he is focused on Shakhtar at the moment.

"I would love to play for either of those clubs," he said. "But my mind remains at Shakhtar, and I'll do my best to get the win against Chelsea.

"Everybody knows what my goal is. I've clearly stated that I would like to play in a bigger stage, whether it be England, Spain or Italy.

"I want to come back to the national team, and being in a bigger spotlight would help me get noticed."

Shakhtar will host Chelsea in the Champions League Group E on Tuesday.

Read Next:
Lucescu: 'Chelsea made Willian mistake'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
La Liga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account