Willian has revealed that he is happy as a Chelsea player despite rumors that have linked him with moves to Barcelona and Manchester United this summer.
The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a departure from Stamford Bridge this summer but has hinted that he’ll remain at Chelsea for the new season.
In a post-match interview after the Community Shield loss to Manchester City, Willian said:
“This is just the beginning. I’ve been only in three training sessions. We have a new season with a new philosophy, everything is new for everyone. But this team has everything to improve in all aspects.
“The people know we have a lot of competitions to play. If we work hard we can achieve a lot of things.
“I always told him [Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri] I’m really happy playing for Chelsea. I never talk about me leaving the club.”
Willian joined up late with Chelsea for pre-season training but disclosed that he’s had a promising discussion with new manager Maurizio Sarri.
“This is a new era with a new boss and our first conversations have gone really well, and I hope to have a lot of victories for us.”
Willian scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists to Chelsea’s cause last season in his most productive campaign in a Blues shirt.