Saturday, September 28, 2013
Chelsea's summer arrival Willian had 'signed a contract' with Tottenham before late switch
Reports suggest the Brazilian had put pen to paper with the White Hart Lane side three days before moving to Stamford Bridge instead Boy in blue: Willian switched to Chelsea Chelsea's summer arrival Willian signed a contract with Tottenham before deciding to switch to Stamford Bridge, according to reports. The 25-year-old surprised many in August having been set to finalise a move to the North London side from Anzhi Makhachkala. But having completed a medical at Spurs, the Brazilian opted for Chelsea instead. And according to The Times, Willian was so close to moving that he had even put pen to paper on a deal before heading to west London three days later. All eyes will be on Andre Villas-Boas and Jose Mourinho this lunchtime as the two line up against one another 24 hours after the Special One hit out at his former protégé. The Spurs boss said of Mourinho earlier this week: "We had a great personal and professional relationship before that we don't have now. Divided: Villas-Boas and Mourinho have fallen out "I don't think we need explanations on friendship and personal relationships. But our relationship broke down." And speaking yesterday about his fractured friendship with Villas-Boas, Mourinho hit back: “It’s a personal thing, and I’m not here to discuss that. I don’t care about what he says. I’m not interested. “If I have something to discuss here, we go upstairs, have lunch and speak about it. I’m not here to discuss it in public."