Brazil star wanted Chelsea stay.
Willian insists he wasn’t keen to leave Chelsea this summer and has pledged his future to the west London side as he hopes to remain at Stamford Bridge for the next five years.
The Brazil winger, who was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona and Manchester United, confirmed last month that he would have left the Blues if Antonio Conte had remained as the club’s manager.
“A lot of people they say a lot of things in the press, but I never said that I want to leave Chelsea, never,” he told the club’s website. “Always I say that I want to stay at Chelsea as long as possible, and I am happy to stay here.
“My mind was always like that, always when I arrive here my plan was to stay here as long as possible and now I am here five years I hope stay five more. I know I have two years of contract left but I hope to stay more years in the Premier League.
“I am very happy to be here five years. I have won titles and played a lot of games with a lot of happy moments, and a few sad moments as well but that is part of football, but these five years have been very good for me and I am proud to be a Chelsea player.”