English Premiership

Willian ends Chelsea exit speculation

2017-05-25 14:36
Willian (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chelsea midfielder Willian says he wants to stay at the Premier League club amid speculation he was set for a Stamford Bridge exit.

The Brazilian was linked with a move to Manchester United to reunite with former manager Jose Mourinho.

He has been used sparingly by Blues boss Antonio Conte this season, nevertheless, playing an important role in their charge to the title.

Willian has now come out to categorically state his intention to remain a Chelsea player next season.

He told Standard Sport: "Yes, I will be a Chelsea player next season.

"I have a contract with Chelsea until 2020 and I am very happy here.

"I have a great relationship with all the people that work at Chelsea and the fans too. They have been great to me since I joined."

The 28-year-old former Corinthians, Shakhtar Donetsk and Anzhi Makhachkala player added: "Chelsea are back in the Champions League next season and I am looking forward to playing in it again.

"It is a big, big target for us and we have to look to win that trophy next year."

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