Willian

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.

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“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.