Brazil winger Willian set to ignore Manchester interest and sign new deal with Chelsea

Brazil winger Willian set to ignore Manchester interest and sign new deal with Chelsea

- Chelsea star Willian seems to have moved on from his troubled past at the Stamford Brdige

- He is planning to shun Man United's interest and sign a new deal with the Blues

- The 30-year-old nearly dumped his present club in favour of Spanish League champions Barcelona this summer but the offer was rejected

Manchester United target Willian has reportedly revealed that he wants to stay back at Chelsea for another five years.

The Brazil attacking midfielder nearly joined Barcelona earlier this summer in a bid to avoid playing for Antonio Conte this season.

He revealed that he would have left the club should the club's immediate past Blues coach remained at the Stamford Bridge this term.

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The 30-year-old was also being linked with a move to reunite with his former manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford as the Portuguese tactician continue to struggle with the Red Devils.

However, the arrival of Maurizio Sarri and his free-flowing football from Napoli this summer changed the narratives for Willian, who has opted to stay at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian has a running contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit until the summer of 2020 after joining them from Russian topflight side Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013.

Willian said: "A lot of people, they say a lot of things in the press, but I never said that I want to leave Chelsea, never.

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"Always I say that I want to stay at Chelsea as long as possible and I am happy to stay here.

"When I arrived here my plan was to stay here as long as possible, and now I am here for five years I hope to stay five more.

"I know I have two years of contract left but I hope to stay more years in the Premier League."

Meanwhile, reports claim Chelsea are lining up deals for AC Milan centre-backs Alessandro Romagnoli and Mattia Caldara as Sarri looks to strengthen his shaky defence. earlier reported that Chelsea have turned down a £50 million mega deal offer from Spanish champions Barcelona for the signing of Brazil international Willian.

The 29-year-old midfielder was superb last season for the Blues helping them to win the FA Cup title as they defeated Manchester United in the final.

He was also in good form against Barcelona in the Champions League although his side were beaten by the Spanish club but his performances caught the eyes of the Catalan chiefs.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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