Soccer-Chelsea agree deal to sign Willian from Anzhi (Reuters)

* Playmaker opts for Chelsea instead of Tottenham * Move subject to work permit hearing (Adds background) LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Brazil playmaker Willian has agreed to join Chelsea from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, the Premier League side said on Sunday. The transfer, however, is subject to a work permit hearing on Wednesday. “Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with both Willian and his club for the transfer of the Brazilian player,” the London club said in a statement on its website (www.chelseafc.com). …

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