Chelsea winger Willian has suggested that he intends to remain at the club this season.
Willian has been heavily linked with an exit out of Stamford Bridge before August 9.
However, Willian has revealed that he is “very happy” with life at the Blues and is excited to work with new head coach Maurizio Sarri, despite alleged interest from Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The 29-year-old is quoted by Sky Sports News as saying: “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.
“This is a new era, with a new manager and I’ve had a very good conversation with him, so I hope we can enjoy a lot of victories.”
Chelsea failed impress on Sunday as they lost the Community Shield to Manchester City, but Willian says the team will need time to adapt to Sarri’s new way or working.
“Without doubt, we all like this style of play, all the players,” he said. “We have to do all we can to keep improving.
“Of course, the beginning is always a little more difficult to adapt to a new style of play, which changes everything, but we have everything we need to improve, to continue working and start the season well.”