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Willian to launch legal action over forged agent document


The 29-year old played in the World Cup for the Selecao where they got knocked out by Belgium in the quarterfinals.

Chelsea midfielder Willian is going to launch legal action against a fake agent who offered him to other clubs and also forged his signature on a document.

The Brazilian star has been linked to a lot of clubs this summer with Manchester United and Barcelona being held as possible suitors. Now, it seems that all those rumours could be coming from an unreliable source.

He is finally on his way for training, five days after his scheduled return to Chelsea. The 29-year old has allegedly said that a passport issue was the reason behind his absence. He had appeared destined for an exit out of Stamford Bridge for £70m, but now it seems some of those exit rumours could have been fake.


In the recent days I have been informed that a “letter of authorization for player agent FIFA”, allegedly signed in my name has been circulated through the football market. In such letter, Mr. Denirobson Dias would grant an authorization to Mr. Renee Pinheiro Anunciação to represent me until 15 August 2018, throughout football clubs in the United Kingdom and France. I would like to clarify that I never signed such letter, the content of which I completely deny. Finally, since there seem to be clear evidence that my signature has been forged, or anyway misused, I hereby inform that my lawyers are already instructed to proceed with all appropriate legal measures before any competent courts or authorities. I hope I have clarified the matter and any possible misunderstanding. Willian Borges da Silva Nos últimos dias fui informado de que uma “carta de autorização para agente de jogadores FIFA”, supostamente assinada por mim, está circulando pelo mercado do futebol. Na referida carta, o Sr. Denirobson Dias concede uma autorização ao Sr. Renee Pinheiro Anunciação para me representar até 15 de agosto de 2018, perante os clubes do Reino Unido e França. Gostaria de esclarecer que nunca assinei tal carta, cujo conteúdo nego completamente. Finalmente, uma vez que parece haver provas claras de que a minha assinatura foi falsificada, ou de qualquer forma mal utilizada, informo que meus advogados já estão instruídos a proceder com todas as medidas legais cabíveis perante quaisquer tribunais ou autoridades competentes. Espero ter esclarecido o assunto e qualquer possível mal-entendido. Willian Borges da Silva

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The former Shakhtar Donetsk player claims that the alleged document has been forged, which claimed the signing over of his representation rights. The World Cup player posted the document on Instagram with the caption, "In the recent days I have been informed that a 'letter of authoriszation for player agent FIFA,' allegedly signed in my name has been circulated through the football market."


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"I would like to clarify that I never signed such letter, the content of which I completely deny."

Chelsea have already rejected three bids from Barcelona. The farthest the Catalan club went was £55m before growing tired of negotiations. They signed Malcom instead for £37m. A bid from Manchester United was also rejected as Chelsea didn't want to sell him to a rival club. It is also being rumoured that Real Madrid are considering a £65m bid for the Brazil international.

The former Corinthians youngster has made 166 appearances for Chelsea and scored 25 goals. His performances in the Premier League slowly cemented his spot in the Brazil starting XI, which he has since made his own.

Published: Fri Aug 03, 2018 01:12 PM IST


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