Willian gives mixed verdict on his potential Chelsea future

Chelsea have a number of players with contracts running out next summer, meaning in three months they can start negotiating with other teams and agreeing moves.

Pedro and Olivier Giroud are two of those who are expected to leave on a free transfer, but one man who’s future is not so clear is Brazilian winger Willian.

The 31-year old allegedly already agreed a new contract extension with Chelsea back in July, as reported by The Evening Standard at the time.

But since then nothing has been confirmed and both parties have been pretty coy on the situation, even though Willian has continued to insist that he is happy at the club and does not want to leave.

The thoughts were that Willian wanted a longer extension than Chelsea are willing to offer, so it stalled.

He has once again been questioned on his future by Esporte Interativo, and has provided a mixed answer, but ultimately maintains that he wants to stay.

He said:

“Of course when you talk about Corinthians, the club that launched me, I have a great affection. But honestly, I don’t think about returning to Brazil.

“I think I have a lot of wood to burn here in Europe. I have a market.

“I’m very happy here at Chelsea. Of course my contract is ending now, at the end of the season it’s over. But I’m happy at Chelsea and I plan to stay here.”


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