Shakhtar Donetsk forward Willian has declared Chelsea a preferred destination as presses for a move away from the Ukrainian champions.
Willian has again reiterated his desire to leave the Donbass Arena, with the European champions, AC Milan and Inter all interesting the 24-year-old.
“I would like to move from Shakhtar, my work here is complete,” Willian told reporters.
“I would like to play in a big team in a big tournament, like the Premier League or Serie A. I like Chelsea, Milan and Inter.
“I have always followed the two Italian teams because my role models when I was young were Ronaldinho and Ronaldo, and they played for those teams.”
After finding himself priced out of a move to Stamford Bridge and Tottenham during the off-season, Willian is hopeful a deal can be struck that will see him granted his wish.
“I knew that Chelsea wanted me in the past but the club didn’t want me to leave. I think it was about the price,” the Brazilian said.
“I still have two seasons left on my contract at Shakhtar and the only thing I can do is keep playing well, try to go on in the Champions League and hope to move next year.
“My dream is to play with the Selecao in the World Cup in Brazil and I will have more chance to realise the dream if I play for a big team.”