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Fuming Spurs convinced Chelsea running scared after Willian move

Tottenham believe Chelsea's swoop for Anzhi star Willian is proof they're frightened of them. The Mirror says fuming Spurs are preparing to confirm the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid this weekend for a ­world-record fee, and he has already been removed from the club's website.

Andre Villas-Boas' side looked set to emerge far stronger with their swoop for Anzhi Makhachkala's 25-year-old playmaker - so Chelsea's hijack comes as a huge setback to their plans.

The north Londoners are convinced that Blues owner Roman Abramovich was persuaded to blow apart the Willian deal because boss Mourinho fears Spurs are now ­credible rivals for the Premier League crown.

The Special One insisted on Tuesday: "Tottenham have a fantastic squad. They can win the title. They are in my top six."

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