Willian to Chelsea: Blues Agree to Sign Anzhi Midfielder

Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistAugust 23, 2013

Chelsea announced the completion of the deal with Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala to land Willian on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Willian.

Chelsea first announced the agreement on Sunday, Aug. 25:

Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with both Willian and his club Anzhi Makhachkala for the transfer of the Brazilian player.

Though the club didn't confirm details of the agreement, BBC Sport reported on Aug. 23 the deal would be for £30 million:

Chelsea have agreed a £30m deal to sign attacking midfielder Willian from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala subject to a work permit hearing

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 23, 2013

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, David Kent of the Daily Mail reported "Willian completed his £32million move to Chelsea."