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Willian: I want to stay at Chelsea

Chelsea winger Willian has unequivocally stated that he wants to stay at Chelsea, despite reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Manchester United in virtually every transfer window since Jose Mourinho took over at Old Trafford.

Willian was one of the only players who didn’t down tools for Mourinho during the Portuguese’s final season at Chelsea, and with United glaringly short of a right-winger in their squad, it is clear why they are being linked.

However, speaking after yesterday Community Shield defeat to Manchester City, the 29-year-old has said that he hopes he can remain at Stamford Bridge:

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“My will is staying at the club, unless they want to sell me,” Willian told the club’s new The 5th Stand app.

“We never know, but I have been always clear about my wish of staying here. My head is here at the Chelsea, but we never know about tomorrow. I hope to remain at the club.

“I have always been clear about enjoying playing for Chelsea, I have never (said) that I wanted to leave the club, but some situations that have happened with the other coach left me upset.

“But now it’s a new cycle. I had a nice conversation with the new coach. I hope this can be a year of victory for us.

“I have no doubts, it is a game style that we like. Not just me, but all the players. So we have everything to improve and keep working. At the beginning it is a little more difficult until we get the new style of play and its changes. But we have it all to start well in the league.”

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