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Willian wants Prem stay despite breakdown in Chelsea contract talks as Spurs eye free transfer

WILLIAN says he would prefer to stay in the Premier League if he ends up quitting Chelsea.

The Brazilian is out of contract at the end of June and feels he will leave because talks over a new deal have stalled.

Willian’s former manager Jose Mourinho is now at Tottenham and would be ready to strike a deal for the experienced star.

Willian, 31, said: “My desire is to stay in the Premier League, but I don’t rule out playing in other leagues, no. I’ll play until the end of the season and see what happens.

“The only concrete negotiation was to renew a contract with Chelsea, which wasn’t possible. They wanted a two-year contract and I asked for three.

“Now, everything has stopped.”

“We hear the rumours, we know that we have interest from clubs, especially because I’ll be free in the market, I’ll be able to negotiate, there are no offers for now.

“Returning to Brazil is not something I think about now. It doesn’t cross my mind. I still have a lot of interest in Europe.”

Chelsea are temporarily ceasing all contract talks as they wait to see if the coronavirus pandemic will force the season to finish after June 30.

Pedro, Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero's current deals are also set to expire in the summer.

Willian's wife appears to let slip Chelsea transfer exit after being filmed saying 'our days are numbered'

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