Spurs willing to bid close to £30m for Liverpool target
The 25-year-old Brazilian playmaker has already agreed terms with the Reds, according to the paper, who are confident of sealing the deal.
Willian was put up for sale by his Russian club as Anzhi want to cut down their costs. The squad also contains Samuel Eto’o.
However, despite personal terms being agreed, there is a sticking point when it comes to the transfer fee. The Russians want £30 million for the ex-Corinthians man while Liverpool have offered £4million less at £26million, the paper claims.
This could cost the Merseysiders an important deal as Spurs have now come in and have told Anzhi that they are prepared to better Liverpool’s bid, according to the newspaper.
After finishing fifth last season, the north Londoners will also be able to offer Willian European football, something that Liverpool cannot. This would appeal to Willian especially as next year is a World Cup year in his home country.
However, Andre Villas-Boas’ men still need to overcome Dinamo Tbilsi in the Europa League play-off.
As Willian is keen on a move to the Premier League, it looks like he will be moving to either Liverpool or Tottenham. AVB is a big fan and tried to sign Willian when he was manager of Chelsea, the paper claims.
Despite the strong interest from Spurs, Liverpool remain determined on getting their man to Anfield before the window slams shut in less than two weeks time, the newspaper states.