Blues' Willian bid confirmed

Shakhtar reject Chelsea's offer for Brazil international

Willian: Shakhtar Donestsk have rejected Chelsea's £16.7m offer for Brazil international

Blues' bid for Willian confirmed

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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.

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"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.

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