Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro claims his side have been outbid by Chelsea in the race to sign Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian and says the forward will move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

23163 - Willian to join Chelsea in summer, claim Santos

Willian, 23, was linked with a move to Chelsea in the January transfer window but a deal failed to come to fruition, with his club reportedly demanding £29 million for his signature.

Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has, though, previously admitted the attacking midfielder is an "an interesting player", and now Santos have suggested they have lost out in the race to land Willian.

Ribeiro told Jornal da Manha: "We gave up because of a proposal that they [Shakhtar] received from Chelsea. It was an offer of tens of millions of euros. It seems that he will go there in the middle of the year."

Meanwhile, the agent of Juventus winger Milos Krasic has suggested Chelsea will try and sign the player in the summer.