Willian gives clear indication he is ready to join Mourinho at Tottenham

Willian has praised Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and suggested he is ready to make the move from Chelsea to north London.

Spurs and Arsenal are among the clubs to have been linked with the Brazilian, whose contract at Stamford Bridge is due to expire this summer.

Willian has been offered a two-year deal by Chelsea but wants a three-year contract – and is also keen to stay in England.

That opens up the prospect of a move to one of the Blues’ rivals – and it’s one Willian has made it clear he would be prepared to make.

“It really is a hard decision. I identified myself a lot at Chelsea, I have a lot of love for everyone at the club, and the fans,” Willian told Brazillian YouTube channel Desimpedidos, as reported by The National.

“However, it is like I said before, if I leave Chelsea with no trouble and leaving the doors open, it would be fine to move to a rival club.”

Willian previously played at Chelsea under Mourinho, who wanted to sign him for Manchester United when the Portuguese was in charge at Old Trafford.

“He is not only a great coach but also a great friend of mine,” Willian said.

“He trusted in my potential, liked my football, gave me full confidence to play. He is the best coach I have worked with.”

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