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The Brazilian midfielder has caught the attention of the Serie A side with his fine performances, but Shakhtar Donetsk will not let go of him on the cheap

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has insisted that the Ukrainian champions have no intention to sell Willian to Inter for anything less than his €35 million buy-out clause.

The Brazil international has recently been linked with a move to the Nerazzurri, but Lucescu has made it clear that they are keen to hold on to Willian.

"If [Inter president Massimo] Moratti asks me about Willian, I will tell him that Shakhtar want to achieve things in Europe and will not sell their players. There's the buy-out clause, though, which is €35m for Willian," Lucescu told Tuttosport.

"Chelsea paid €31m for Oscar this summer. The difference between Willian and Oscar is that Willian is much more mature, and has already plenty of Champions League experience and has played in a strong European league for years.

"The Blues wanted to sign Willian this summer for €20m, but we turned them down. They went for Hazard for over €30m instead. Fact remains that we do not want to sell him."

Willian, 24, has a contract with Shakhtar until June 2014.


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