However, it may come as a surprise that the Ukrainian’s coach is hoping his team impress the Blues in order that they purchase not one but all of his players.
“Willian was far away from Chelsea. They didn't even get anywhere near to our requirements, having done nothing to make my promises to Willian come true.”
The Brazilian has been linked with moves to several Premier League clubs in recent seasons with Stamford Bridge being suggested as his preferred destination.
But the player’s’ manager seemed unimpressed by the Blues’ valuation of the 24-year-old.
“Speaking specifically about the amounts, they officially offered the sum for which we had bought him young.”
However, the Shakhtar boss seemed inclined to rule out a sale and even went so far as to welcome Chelsea to make a move for the player.
“I would really like them to highly appreciate his true value and realize that they made a big mistake.”
Chelsea currently sit top of the group in Group E, tied on points with Shakhtar and will be looking to take all three points off the Ukrainian side.
Willian has made 134 appearances to date for Donetsk, scoring 19 senior goals since his 2006 move from Corinthians.
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