Willian travelled to England for a medical at Spurs in 2013 after agreeing in principle to a move to White Hart Lane from Anzhi.
However, the Brazilian infamously then joined Chelsea despite having already undergone his Spurs tests.
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And Willian, 29, now claims it was always his intention to move to the Blues, but says Tottenham didn't make it easy. Speaking to Brazil TV show Resenha, Willian said:
You know my objective was to go to Chelsea, but since Chelsea don’t want, then we’re going to Tottenham. I said 'oh, I’m going to sign with Tottenham, anyway, there’s no other option'.
Willian continued: "Then we’re going in the van, on the way, get to the training centre, Kia, my agent, is already down there, waiting. I thought it was weird, he was already at the door. Then I got out of the van, he said, ‘we have problems’. I said ‘oh, what happened?’ Then he ‘Chelsea made an offer’. I said, ‘So make do, I’ll get back in the van, you’ll make do and I’ll go to Chelsea, I will not sign with Tottenham.
I stayed there for eight hours in the training centre. Tottenham’s director said ‘I’m going to report you to FIFA, this and that, fans here in England will boo you, this and that’. They made up a lot of things. I got stuck there for eight hours. Then I left and I went straight to meet the Chelsea people to sort the details and sign.
Willian has won two Premier League titles an FA Cup and a League Cup at Chelsea since that transfer saga, but has been linked with a move away from the club this summer.