Willian reaffirms commitment to Chelsea after rumours of Mourinho reunion

Chelsea's Willian in action

Jose Mourinho was said to be keen on taking Willian to Manchester United.

Chelsea's Willian (L) in action with Liverpool's Kevin Stewart

Chelsea winger Willian has said he has a great relationship with former manager Jose Mourinho but suggested he would not be interested in following him to Manchester United. 

The Brazilian was one of very few players to emerge with any credit during the Blues' wretched Premier League title defence last term, as time and again he pulled out a crucial goal for the side, but he remains committed to the Blues.

The Daily Mail had mentioned rumours of a Willian move to Manchester United back in May, but said at the time that Antonio Conte would not entertain such a deal.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

He is quoted in the London Evening Standard, saying: "I have a great relationship with Jose, but I am Chelsea.

"Of course, when someone like him is interested in you then you are happy. But I signed the contract because I like being a Chelsea player and I see good things here.

"I signed a new contract and that shows how much I want to stay here. But the simple thing is that I want to win titles."

Chelsea's Willian in action

It must be welcome news to Chelsea that one of their star performers from recent campaigns wants to remain at the club and is still hungry for success.

Conte is the man charged with delivering success to the club this term after his time with both Juventus and Italy and there will be a determination to put things right at the club after last season's poor showing. 

Willian is likely to be one of the most important players in the squad again as his pace and end product causes problems for all sorts of teams. It would not be a surprise to see him hit double figures on the goal front and be a big part of any big wins that come their way this season. 

It is of little surprise that Mourinho would be interested in him either, as with his capabilities he could improve any side in some way.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

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