Willian completes £32m move to Chelsea

Willian has completed his £32million move to Chelsea after being granted a work permit.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho gave evidence on the Brazilian’s behalf for his hearing today. 

The 25-year-old had a medical at Stamford Bridge at the weekend. The Blues hijacked Tottenham’s bid to sign Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala last week.

When asked about Willian's decision to join Chelsea ahead of Tottenham Jose Mourinho was coy last week.

‘I think he already made his decision,’ said the Portuguese manager.

And has he chosen Chelsea? Mourinho gave a very slow and deliberate nod.

Then he said: ‘I don’t like to speak before time because football can be crazy. Sometimes it looks like he has but he hasn’t. But I know what the player wants, so we cannot hide.

‘That’s the danger of medicals before contracts but, at the same time, if the medical is after the contract, sometimes you can have a problem before signing a player so you have to do the medical before.

'The best thing you can do is do the medical in secret. If the player is fine, you can sign him. If the player is not fine, you don’t destroy his career by saying the player has problems, so you do it in secret and after that sign the contract.’