Chelsea star Willian has revealed his desire to stay at Stamford Bride, contrary to how many initially thought.
The Brazilian winger signed with the Blues in 2013 but with his contract set to expire in June, he could move to another club if the negotiation fails to yield.
According to reports, Chelsea have offered Willian a two-year contract extension but the Brazilian has insisted on three more years.
The negotiation saga seems not to come to an end soon as Chelsea are not ready to offer more. And speaking to Esporte Interativo after his side’s 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League Willian seemed to suggest his time at Stamford Bridge could be drawing to an end.
“Chelsea offered me two years, and they are not going to change what they offered,” Willian said.
“I said I wanted three more years. The situation is difficult because of this, I really don’t know if it will be possible.
“My goal is to continue working and focus on the remainder of the season, so that Chelsea can continue winning the games for the remainder of the season.
“I have a clear head and am focused for the rest of the season that we have left.”
Willian has played an integral part for the squad in the last six years, having made 326 appearances and winning four trophies including two Premier League titles and a Europa League.
With the Brazilian approaching the twilight of his career, a move to another club may be the right choice for him to make.
It is unclear which side he could join but big clubs like Barcelona have already shown interest in him.