Tottenham are reportedly plotting a January swoop for Chelsea star Willian despite being snubbed by the Brazilian seven years ago.
The winger’s contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire in the summer meaning he is already free to speak with foreign clubs about a transfer.
The 31-year-old joined the Blues from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 and has gone on to win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, and the Europa League.
But things could have been different if the winger had opted to join Spurs instead of Chelsea after they declared their interest.
Tottenham saw their transfer for Willian scuppered at the final hour and he decided to join the Blues for £30m.
The Spurs snub was a popular one among Chelsea fans, who created the Brazilian a chant that ends in “he hates Tottenham”.
Barcelona , Juventus and AC Milan have all registered an interest in acquiring Willian this month, but The Evening Standard report that Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho could come in for him.
Ironically it was Mourinho who signed Willian for Chelsea and the Portuguese could be eyeing a reunion.
Tottenham might look to snap up Chelsea winger Willian in the January transfer window
But Frank Lampard has urged Chelsea bosses to sign their player up to a new deal as he continues to impress this season.
Despite the emergence of several young players Willian has managed to keep his place, making 21 Premier League appearances so far.
The Blues have already offered him a one-year extension, though the player is seeking a two-year deal and increase on his £110,000-a-week wages.
Mourinho is yet to make any signings for Spurs in the January transfer window despite identifying several targets.
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