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Chelsea star Willian ends Manchester United speculation by committing future to Blues

Chris David
8.07K   //    13 Jul 2016, 14:38 IST
Willian poses after signing a new contract with Chelsea

Chelsea have confirmed their star player Willian has committed his future to the Blues after penning a new four-year deal on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old had an impressive spell last season, despite the West London club struggling to challenge on all fronts. The Stamford Bridge outfit struggled, especially in the first half of the season, which resulted in Jose Mourinho's sacking last December. The Portuguese was then announced as the new manager of Manchester United.

After Mourinho joined the Red Devils, there was speculation that the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager wanted to bring the Brazil international to Old Trafford. However, those rumours seem to have been dealt a death knell with the Brazilian signing a new deal with the Blues.

"Chelsea’s Player of the Year Willian has committed his future to the Blues today by signing a new four-year contract," a statement read on Chelsea's official website.

"The 27-year-old Brazilian is extending his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2020 following an excellent 2015/16 season in which he was voted our best player by both fans and his team-mates."

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The winger admitted that one of the main reasons to pen a new deal is his ambitions to win titles. He remains confident that Chelsea is the right club for him to achieve his dream of winning silverware.

"I’m very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. It’s a dream to continue with this club and over the next four years I will try to help the team win more trophies," Willian said.

"It’s been an amazing time for me since I joined the club three years ago, I’ve won titles and last season I was named Chelsea Player of the Year. I hope to be able to stay at that level during the coming seasons and achieve more success."


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Chelsea director Michael Emenalo has expressed his delight after Willian committed his future to the west London club, despite the recent speculations linking him with a move away from his current employers.

"We are very pleased to agree a new long-term deal with Willian, who has proved himself to be an important player for the team since he arrived here," Emenalo explained.

"We are looking forward to seeing his continued impact as we begin an exciting new campaign under first-team head coach Antonio Conte."

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