Chelsea winger, willian says he never requested to leave The club in the summer amidst reports that the player handed in a transfer request.
The Brazil was linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona but remained at Chelsea where he has been in and out of the team under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
The 30-year-old enjoyed one of his best season at the club last season scoring 13 goals and 9 assists in the Premier League and Champions League.
Speaking to the club’s official website he said : “A lot of people they say a lot of things in the press, but I never said that I want to leave Chelsea, never.
“Always I say that I want to stay at Chelsea as long as possible, and I am happy to stay here.”
“When I arrived here my plan was to stay here as long as possible and now I am here five years I hope to stay five more!” Willian added.
“I know I have two years of contract left but I hope to stay more years in the Premier League.
“I am very happy to be here five years. I have won titles and played a lot of games with a lot of happy moments, and a few sad moments as well but that is part of football, but these five years have been very good for me and I am proud to be a Chelsea player.”
Willian return to action for Chelsea on Saturday in a home game against newly promoted Cardiff.