Willian To Corinthians? Brazilian Confirms He Is Leaving Chelsea This Summer (Read Full Statement)

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The Brazilian says his Stamford Bridge stay is coming to an end, however a return to Brazil is not presently on the cards.

Willian has revealed he is in all likelihood to leave Chelsea in the summer with some of Europe’s largest clubs reportedly circling.

The Brazilian winger’s contract expires with the Blues at the cease of the season amid interest from two former Chelsea bosses – Maurizio Sarri at Juventus and Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho.

While Willian says he desires stay at Stamford Bridge, a disagreement over the length of contract will possibly see the 31-year-old begin discussions with different clubs and sign a deal elsewhere.

“I’ve built some thing fantastic at Chelsea,” Willian told Fox Sports Brazil.

“I’m especially fond of the fans and the people that work there, and I’ve felt very settled.

“Everyone is aware of my contract is up in a few months and it appears like it will be tough to secure an extension. I think it is not likely that I’ll renew due to the fact Chelsea offered me a two-year deal, I asked for three and it ended there.

“There were no more talks or negotiations. Chelsea stated that three years would be impossible, so at the moment it looks not likely that I’ll extend, however nothing is impossible.

“We don’t know what may happen. We would possibly suddenly reach an agreement, however what I can say today is that my contract is up and I’ll be free to negotiate with any club.”

Willian has additionally been linked with a return to Brazil, however the Sao Paulo-born midfielder insists he wants to continue to be in Europe.

However, he revealed if he journeyed back to homeland, his first club Corinthians would be the team he desired to join.

“At the moment I’m no longer thinking about going back to Brazil and my aim is to continue to be in Europe,” Willian said.

“I think there’s nevertheless scope for me to do that in the current market and continue playing at the top stage for a few more years. My goal is to continue to be in Europe.

“If I do end up heading back to Brazil, Corinthians would be a tremendous club for me to end my playing career at.

“It’s the place I broke through and I’m very fond of it. I’m a professional and would not rule any other clubs out, however as I do have a special bond with Corinthians, that would be more likely.”

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