Willian keen to work with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea winger Willian has ended speculation about his future and said that he is keen to stay at Chelsea and work with new manager Maurizio Sarri.Willian has said that he is happy at the club and has no intention of leaving them in the current transfer window.Earlier, media reports linked Willian to Barcelona and Manchester United. However, Barcelona were rebuked by Chelsea’s demands and signed Malcolm instead while United had no interest in swapping Anthony Martial with the London side.Willian was reportedly unhappy following the breakdown of his relationship with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte towards the end of last season and wanted to leave but he cleared the air after Chelsea’s 2-0 Community Shield defeat by Manchester City under new coach Maurizio Sarri.Also read – Willian to take legal action over ‘forged’ letter regarding change of agents”I’ve always made it very clear that I’ve always been very happy playing for Chelsea. I never said that I want to leave the club,” Willian told reporters.Willian returned late from his close season break and only joined his team mates at the club’s training ground four days before the Community Shield clash at Wembley Stadium.Former Napoli boss Sarri, who replaced Conte last month, had said he had no problem with Willian and hoped to keep him at the club as he sets about putting his stamp on the team.”This is a new era, with a new manager and I’ve had a good conversation with him. I hope we can enjoy a lot of victories,” Willian said.advertisementChelsea, who are looking to improve on their fifth-placed finish last season, kick off their league campaign with a trip to Huddersfield Town on Aug. 11.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img