Chelsea playmaker Willian has dismissed talk of interest from Paris Saint-Germain and has committed his future to the club.
The 27-year-old was voted the club’s Player of the Year last season, and has continued to make an impact under Antonio Conte this year with two goals in six appearances.
While the Brazilian international evidently sees himself at Stamford Bridge moving forward, he has dismissed suggestions that PSG were in for him and outlined his hopes for the future.
“I read some things in the press on this topic but personally, I never received a concrete offer from PSG,” the winger told France Football, as noted by ESPN FC. “My family feels good in London and I love the Premier League, which is the best in the world.
“I am growing in a team that plays beautiful football, something which is important in my eyes. For all of these reasons, I intend to see out my contract and perhaps even extend it a little further if the club offers me the chance.
“It would be a privilege to finish my career at a club as big as Chelsea.”
Willian signed a new contract in July which will keep him in west London until 2020, as per BBC Sport, and provided that he continues to perform at a high level, there is arguably little reason as to why he or Chelsea would want to part company.
Conte has continued to rely on him so far this season, and although the Italian tactician is expected to continue to stamp his mark on the Chelsea squad next year, Willian’s form, experience and overall contribution will be seen as a key part of their success.
The former Corinthians and Shakhtar Donetsk star has 21 goals in 146 appearances for Chelsea, but last season was certainly a breakthrough for him and he’ll hope to continue to build on that this year.