Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Liverpool Join Tottenham In Chase For Willian

Liverpool is reported to be preparing to rival Tottenham in the battle to buy Anzhi Makhachkala winger Willian.

The Brazil international cost the Russian club £32million when he joined them from Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk in January.

However, he is now being made available at a bargain price after Anzhi decided to cut costs and end their free-spending ways.

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is a long-term admirer and tried to sign Willian when he was in charge at Chelsea as well as being linked with a move for him in January.

The South American could be enticed to White Hart Lane by the prospect of playing alongside countrymen Paulinho and Sandro but it is not clear whether any Tottenham interest is dependent on Gareth Bale staying at the club or joining Real Madrid.

Liverpool wants a marquee signing if Luis Suarez is sold to either Real Madrid or Arsenal – Willian would fit the bill but his wages could be too rich for both the Reds and Spurs.

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