By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The 24-year-old winger's performances for Shakhtar have earned him many admirers, with Chelsea, AC Milan and Valencia all showing interest in the Brazilian.
However, Willian has expressed his preference to make a move to North London to play for Spurs, and bemoaned Shakhtar's unwillingness to let him go.
"I have a proposal, but it is complicated because of the board," he told the Daily Mail.
"Here are many players in the same position, most Brazilian. They buy and do not let go.
The former Corinthians player also pointed out to the amount of success, notably three League titles and a UEFA cup victory in 2009 amongst others, he has helped bring to the club as the reason why the club should allow him to move.
"Everyone knows that I want out, I'm here for five years, won many titles, so I hope you respect my will," he added.
'I do not regret coming here, but this situation has been happening, with Chelsea trying to get me in January and now Tottenham, we start to rethink.'
Meanwhile, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed his promise of leading the club to qualification for next season's Champions League.
Villas-Boas knew he had huge shoes to fill when he took over at the helm of Spurs after previous manager Harry Redknapp managed to lead the club to a top four finish twice in three seasons, although the club narrowly missed out on Champions League football this season following Chelsea victory in the competition.
And the former Chelsea manager knows that anything less than that this season would represent a failure for him, especially after he promised the club he would do so when taking on the job.
Speaking to the Sun, the Portuguese said: "Top four is what was proposed to me and that's what I accepted."
The signing of Willian, should it materialise, will add much needed depth to Spurs' attack line and undoubtedly help Villas-Boas to fulfil his promise of bringing the club into the Champions League.