Confirmed: Willian was on the brink to leave Chelsea next week

August 18, 2018

Chelsea winger Willian has confessed that there has been “no chance” he would remain at Stamford Bridge this summer had Antonio Conte not been sacked from his current job.

The Brazil international forward hinted at his displeasure at the end of last campaign when being left out of the starting lineup to face Man United in the FA Cup final.

Brazilian posted a photo of the team celebrating their Wembley win with trophy emjois obscuring his former manager Conte, who has since been replaced in by another Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri.

With the European transfer window due to close in a little over two weeks’ time, the 30-year-old has suggested that he now has no intention of departing from Stamford Bridge.

“I’m here,” he told reporters. “I’m here because I want to play for Chelsea. I will only leave if Chelsea want me to go.”

Asked if he would still be a Chelsea player if Conte had remained, Willian replied: “No chance. No chance. No.”

Willian claimed an opening-day assist in the Blues 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town during his 76 minutes on the field.