Chelsea ace Willian says he was prepared to join Liverpool – only for them to go cold on the deal.

Chelsea signed Willian for around £30million from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala but the Brazilian had the chance to join Liverpool.

“The situation was… complicated. Well, not complicated actually. It was more… unusual,” Willian told FourFourTwo.

“When I came to London, there were other clubs interested in my football: Liverpool, Tottenham as well as Chelsea.

“I was just waiting for the negotiations to be completed. My agent was talking to the clubs.

“I was just waiting for the decision. In the end, I ended up going to Chelsea.”