Blues' Willian bid confirmed
Shakhtar reject Chelsea's offer for Brazil international
Last Updated: January 23, 2012 6:21pm
Shakhtar Donestsk CEO Sergei Palkin has told Sky Sports News' Bryan Swanson the club have received a bid from Chelsea for Willian.
Over the weekend Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas labelled the Brazilian international an 'interesting' player, although he also hinted he only wanted players that were not cup-tied in other competitions.
Palkin has revealed Chelsea's offer to be €20million (£16.7m), something that was swiftly rejected as the 23-year-old is 'not for sale'.
The bid falls well short of Shakhtar's valuation with the Ukraine giants believed to be holding out for £29million for the former Corinthians man.
Sky Bet Odds
Could a successful bid for Willian open the door for Frank Lampard to leave Stamford Bridge? Bet now.
"We have received a bid from Chelsea for Willian valued at €20million, but he is not for sale," confirmed Palkin.
The Stamford Bridge side have already been busy during the transfer window, bringing in England international Gary Cahill from Bolton.
Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news on Sky Sports News and Sky Sports News Radio. Listen live here or via the Sky Sports app on your phone or iPad.
Sky Sports customers can now receive their first three months half-price when joining Chelsea TV. Click here for more information.