Willian has reiterated his happiness with life at Chelsea and admits he is still ‘waiting’ for a contract offer to extend his stay at the club.
The Brazilian international has entered the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign sides in a little over a month, with Barcelona having been strongly linked with a deal to sign the 31-year-old on a free transfer.
It had looked that Willian’s seven season stay at the club would be coming to an end as Frank Lampard integrates Chelsea’s best young talent, though the former Shakhtar Donetsk winger has emerged as key figure once again in recent weeks, offering experience and captaining the side on occasion.
Willian has now revealed his happiness at the club and says his future is in Chelsea‘s hands, the winger waiting for the club’s decision on whether to offer him an extension to his current deal.
“I feel happy here,” the Brazilian told the Guardian.
“I feel happy to play for this club but the situation is not in my hands. It’s in their hands. I’m waiting for them.
“They know what I want, what I want to do, so I wait for them.”
Chelsea return to Premier League action this weekend with a home clash against struggling West Ham.
Lampard’s side currently sit fourth following last weekend’s defeat at Manchester City, and the club will be looking to bounce back against a West Ham side winless in their past seven league fixtures.