Willian: I want to leave Shakhtar

Brazilian playmaker Willian has told his Premier League admirers he wants to quit Shakhtar Donetsk.

The 24-year-old, who tormented Chelsea in their UEFA Champions League tie on Tuesday, has already been a target for the Blues and fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur.

Willian told The Sun: "I've already made it clear to everyone: I want to go, I want to reach new goals.

"My mission here in Donetsk is accomplished, but I have to remain playing at a high level because I need to show up at a big club to be called up for the national team.

"If I were playing in a bigger league the same way as I've played here, I would have more chances for Brazil. To play in the World Cup in Brazil is my dream and it is only going to happen if I move."

But the prohibitive £25m release clause in his contract is likely to be a stumbling block for all but the wealthiest clubs in Europe's elite leagues, and Willian indicated he would be particularly keen on a move to Chelsea or either of the Milan clubs.