TOTTENHAM could snub a move for Willian as payback after the Brazilian chose Chelsea over Spurs in 2013.
The forward’s time as a Blue is coming to an end with his contract expiring in the summer and the club are refusing to meet the player’s wish for a three-year extension.
Tottenham and Arsenal are among the Premier League sides interested in signing the 31-year-old winger on a free transfer.
But former Manchester City full-back Danny Mills does not believe Spurs owner Levy will have forgotten Willian’s infamous 2013 transfer saga where he all but signed for Tottenham before making a last minute switch to Chelsea.
Mills believes the incident seven years ago could cost the Brazilian a reunion with ex-boss Jose Mourinho.
He told Football Insider: “He would be a great addition but I think it is very unlikely.
“Of course, he has turned them down before. I am not sure Daniel Levy will have that in any way shape or form.”
With Chelsea manager Frank Lampard unable to make summer signings due to a transfer embargo at the start of the season, former team-mate Willian has became a regular starter, since scoring seven goals in 37 games.
But despite several European suitors interested in the potential free signing, Mills reckons the playmaker may have to accept a role on the bench wherever he ends up next season.
He said: “Willian is a brilliant player. He is not injured often and has a huge amount of quality.
“I think he would be a great addition, even as a squad player.
“At some point in your career, you have to accept you will not play every week.
“There will be plenty of teams in the Premier League and around Europe that would definitely take him.”