The 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder has regularly expressed his interest in returning to his home country and his former club are keen on helping him realise that goal
The Brazil international has been linked with a move to Premier League sides Chelsea and Arsenal in recent months, while the player himself has also admitted that it would be a dream to play for Barcelona.
However, he has also publicly expressed his desire to return to his homeland and Alves has admitted that he would be keen to make that happen, telling Lancenet: "It's a market opportunity. He's a great player.”
Alves explained that the club would only be interested in signing the winger, who is currently on holiday in Brazil, if they can first take him on a free loan.
Willian, 23, joined Shakhtar from Corinthians in 2007 and has since established himself as one of the most exciting young players in Europe, having been capped twice by his country.