Santos president Ribeiro: Willian preparing to join Chelsea

Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro says Shakhtar Donetsk star Willian will join Chelsea at the end of the season.

Ribeiro admits Santos tried to sign Willian last month.

"We gave up because of a proposal that they [Shakhtar] received from Chelsea," he told Jornal da Manha.

"It was an offer of tens of millions of euros. It seems that he will go there in the middle of the year.

"We tried [to take him] on loan until the end of the year, but it did not work out."

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