Transfer news: Chelsea in 'advanced talks' with Tottenham target Willian - reports

The Brazilian could switch to Stamford Bridge instead

Chelsea are reportedly set to hijack Tottenham's attempts to sign Brazilian playmaker Willian.

It was understood the Anzhi Makhachkala player was on the verge of a move to White Hart Lane - with some reports suggesting a four-year deal had already been agreed and that he was in London to undergo a medical.

Yet Tottenham's attempts to rebuild in the wake of Gareth Bale's impending departure for Real Madrid have been dealt a major blow.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are now in "advanced talks" with Willian over a £30m deal - and the offer of Champions League football at Stamford Bridge may be enough for Jose Mourinho to lure the 25-year-old.

Speaking yesterday, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas admitted the last days of the transfer window would be a "frantic time".

He also confirmed talks had been held with Willian - but refused to go as far as saying a deal was done - perhaps wisely.

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