A few seasons ago, Chelsea was thought to be interested in the purchase of the then Shakhtar Donetsk player, Douglas Costa.
However, Chelsea signed the Colombian wing-back, Juan Cuadrado instead and when they came back looking for the Brazilian in the summer; he opted to join Bayern Munich.
“I’d be really interested in moving to Chelsea – not only because everything Willian tells me about the club, but because I think that I’d be able to achieve everything I want having someone like Jose Mourinho by my side”, the Brazilian said as he tried to lure Chelsea’s attentions in the 2015 January Window.
Chelsea might still be interested in the Brazilian forward as he tries to move outdoors as his regular starting berth at Allianz Arena seems to be in scrutiny.
The Brazilian forward admitted to being unsettled at Bayern Munich and is listening to offers from China, as well as high-profile moves to Premier League, Ligue 1 and La Liga.
“It depends on a few factors; the primary factor is the minutes played. Being a parent is a crucial difference within my career project.
“We got some firm offers from China and also from big clubs from Europe. When the season is over, we will sit down and analyze everything. First of all, I am only focused on ending the season with all the titles I can win.
“It is not my idea to leave Bayern now. I want to win titles. I like Bayern, and I think I can win titles with Bayern to reach the highest technical level of my career, to go for the Ballon d’Or, the Champions League, the Club World Cup.
“I want to win all sorts of titles and then the World Cup with the Brazilian national team. Then we will think about new markets.
“I cannot comment on names, but there are contacts with teams from England, Spain and also France. But we respect Bayern. First, we want to get together with them and look at what they think of it, and then we make a decision.
“I am still under contract with FC Bayern until 2020; I have three more years. Of course, football is a business, Bayern simply has to accept a bid and the others pay what they have to pay.
“I think England is one of the biggest football leagues in the world – fantastic! Just like Spain’s La Liga also, with big players, big teams,
“The language is easier in Spain, but England also has great players. For me, it is the best league in the world.”