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Monday, 26 August 2013 07:53

Chelsea sign midfielder Willian Borges da Silva

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Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea have signed their third significant player this summer, Willian Borges da Silva.

The Brazilian has been a Chelsea target for quite some time, with The Blues making contact with his now ex-club, Anzi, in every transfer window since 2011. The 25 year old will cost Chelsea £30m and the attacking midfielder will definitely provide some options for manager Jose Mourinho, and supporters will be betting online bookmakers like bet365 will make the South London joint favourites to win the English Premier League title along with Manchester City!

Chelsea have already acquired the services of German forward Andre Schurrle and Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel, reflecting the manager’s intention to be in with a real chance of winning the title in his first season back. Jose seems to be focused in making sure his squad is very well equipped in the middle of the pitch, with the likes of Oscar, Bruyne and Eden Hazard already there. And I suppose there must be the inevitable fact of Chelsea being without John Terry and Frank Lampard that the manager knowing this has to be dealt with when the time comes.

This third signing was also being chased by Tottenham Hot Spurs, but Roman Abramovich used his influence to sway his good friend and owner of Anzi to make the move to Chelsea a reality. One of the benefits of having a Russian billionaire as the owner, which complements the tonnes of cash that he brings to the table!

This was a surprise signing, with all the recent attention focused on Chelsea and Jose Mourinho trying to get Wayne Rooney from Manchester United. This task has been temporarily placed on hold until after the two teams meet tonight. Rooney has been the subject of speculation for the entire summer, with Manchester United insisting the England striker is not for sale, and Chelsea ever so gently probing for any signs of this stance from Old Trafford weakening. So far, fortunately or unfortunately, there has been no movement from United and in fact it has been reported that Chief Executive Ed Woodward has sent The Blues a letter asking them not to make any further bids on Wanye. And so the saga continues...