Chelsea winger Willian admits he is 'very happy' in London

Willian and Vanessa Martins

Costa stunned Chelsea last summer by refusing to return for pre-season training due to his desire to move to Atlético Madrid.

Chelsea have accepted a bid from Manchester United for Willian, and the Red Devils could also swoop for another Blues star before the transfer window closes.

Willian was a shining light in Chelsea's miserable 2017-18 season and then following it up by being one of Brazil's better players at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is one to have returned early, however, with FIFPro having expressed their concern that players are not taking appropriate time to recover before the new season gets underway.

The Brazilian's Chelsea future is still far from being settled though, with Manchester United in the lead in the race to sign him.

Brazil were dumped out of the World Cup by Belgium at the quarter-final stage, meaning Willian has already had more than three weeks off.




It had been claimed in the British media that Real Madrid have made a bid of €110m to land both Courtois and Willian.

The 29-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2018-19 season unless Spurs decide to activate a clause in his contract.

"I am very happy at Chelsea and I am very happy living in London", he is quoted by the Mirror as telling Globo Esporte.

"I'm back to England".

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is said to be keen on keeping Willian at the club for the upcoming though, which has damaged United's chances of a deal following the player's fallout with ex-boss Antonio Conte.

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