Date: 8th June 2018 at 7:00am
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Chelsea could see a number of players leave Stamford Bridge this summer, as the club rejuvenate their ranks following their failure to secure Champions League football, and Willian is one of the players heavily linked with an exit.

The Brazil international struggled for regular first-team football under Antonio Conte last season, although he still managed to contribute 13 goals and eight assists to his side.

Widely reported to be set for a reunion with former Blues boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, Willian has spoken about his future on international duty and makes it clear he respects Conte’s decisions last term.

“I was happy with my performance during the season, I played very well I always try to do my best and work hard.”

“Sometimes to stay on the bench is difficult but I respect the decision of the manager. I think it was that I don’t have nothing more to say about my club because now I want to have focus here on the national team and the World Cup.”

Willian’s future is unlikely to be resolved until after Brazil’s involvement at the World Cup in Russia, where the South American nation will hope to lift the trophy for the first time since 2002.