Premier League - Mourinho: Willian has chosen Chelsea, Mata to stay

Jose Mourinho has claimed that Tottenham target Willian has agreed to sign for Chelsea, while Juan Mata - linked with a move away from the club - is not for sale.

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Anzhi Makhachkala's Willian smiles during a training session at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow (Reuters)

Tottenham appeared poised to sign the Anzhi Makhachkala forward after he completed a medical, but Chelsea now appear to be in pole position for the deal.

"I think he's already made his decision," Mourinho said.

The self-styled 'Special One' nodded in the affirmative when asked if that was Chelsea.

The BBC are reporting that the deal has been agreed and Willian will sign for £30m subject to a work permit hearing.

Mourinho added: "I don't like to speak before time because football can be crazy.

"I know what the player wants, so in this moment we cannot hide. That is a possibility."

Mourinho added that he preferred smaller squads "with 22 players", hinting that some players would lead.

But he said Juan Mata would not leave the club.

"He is a player we all like and all want to keep. We want more quality in the team, not less quality."

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