Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has stated that he has no desire to discuss Willian’s contract, after he was questioned by a journalist.
The Brazilian forward has drawn interest from Barcelona once again, with the La Liga club hoping to get him in January.
Willian scored the winner in the 2-1 win over Newcastle, but his contract is due to expire in 2020, and when Sarri was questioned about his contract, he cut the reporter short.
“Stop, stop, stop. I don’t know anything about the Willian contract, but I don’t know what to answer,” Sarri said during his post-game news conference.
“Maybe he has 12 years of contract, I don’t know. I don’t know the detail. You are trying to let me speak about something I don’t know.”
Sarri added: “You know very well that Willian is a very important player for us, as I said yesterday in the news conference.
“In my opinion Willian has to stay with us. A very important player, like Pedro. [Callum] Hudson-Odoi is becoming for us a really important player.
“With Eden [Hazard] as a striker, we need wingers. So we need Pedro. We need Hudson-Odoi. We need Willian of course. For us he’s fundamental.”