Willian has made it clear that he wants to stay at Chelsea beyond his current deal that expires in June 2020.
The Brazilian and the Chelsea winger admits his future is uncertain but insists remaining at Stamford Bridge is his priority.
“I think about staying at the club,” he told Globo Esporte. “My contract ends at the end of the season, I don’t know how the situation will be, whether we will renew or not. But the desire to stay for a few more years is undoubtedly real.
“I really want to stay at the club. I’ve well-adapted, I like everyone, I also feel the affection of the fans for me, the people who work in the club.
I like the city a lot too. I don’t have to leave. I’m only leaving if the club don’t want me to stay.”
So far, the negotiations have not been successful. It’s understood that Willian wants a two-year deal which would violate the club policy of offering only one-year deals to players over 30 years old.
In January, Willian will be able to discuss his future with foreign clubs, and the Brazilian’s long-standing suitors Barcelona will try to finalise the move. Juventus could also enter the race, although Willian is not their priority.