Willian: 'I never wanted Chelsea exit'

Willian was linked with moves to Manchester United and Barcelona

Chelsea signed the Brazilian worldwide in the summer of 2013 from the ranks of Anzhi Makhachkala and he has been an instrumental player for the London based outfit.

However, the arrival of Maurizio Sarri and his free-flowing football from Napoli this summer changed the narratives for Willian, who has opted to stay at Stamford Bridge.

And Chelsea fans reacted angrily at the choice of the 26-year-old.

Meanwhile, reports claim Chelsea are lining up deals for AC Milan centre-backs Alessandro Romagnoli and Mattia Caldara as Sarri looks to strengthen his shaky defence. Then because the transfer was closed I did not show up because I thought it better not to disturb the team and the squad. I didn't want it to be toxic. "I don't have any problem at all to play on the left or on the right".

The goalkeeper insists the comments were not intended as a slight against his former team-mates. "I just said that maybe in training it goes a little bit faster", he said.

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Since completing his move, after making it clear he wanted out, Courtois has become public enemy number one among Chelsea's fanbase but the shot-stopper - who is upset with the way things have turned out - believes they'd feel different by knowing the full story.

'When I arrive here my plan was to stay here as long as possible and now I am here five years I hope stay five more! They didn't like them selling shirts with my name on before the deal had been done.

Former Brazil worldwide Robinho, who spent two years in England after leaving Real Madrid, has opened up about his unusual move to the Premier League in 2010.

"I had a chance to go back to Spain to be closer to my kids and that was important to me".

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