Premier League sides Arsenal and Tottenham have been handed hope of landing Willian after the Chelsea winger insisted he would stay in the Premier League if he left the Blues.
Willian's contract with Chelsea is set to expire this summer and the club is yet to open a contract negotiations with Brazilian. Arsenal and Spurs have been linked with moves for Willian and it is a huge boost in their pursuit for the winger who admits he would look to stay in England if he quits the Blues.
"My desire is to stay in the Premier League, but I don’t rule out playing in other leagues, no. I’m going to play until the end of the season and see what happens. I’m very used to England," Willian told ESPN.
With Willian's contract set to end in June, Willian has admitted he will be available to play for Chelsea until the conclusion of the current season. There is no certain date the league is set to resume and this could mean players whose contracts end in June might no longer be attached to their current clubs.
"My contract really ends I think in July. And if I had to play on those dates, in these months, I think it would be no problem for me to end the League in a way which would be loyal to the club, as they always were with me," he told Brazilian TV channel Esporte Interativo.
"Regardless of a signed paper. But it’s clear that this is not a certainty, we don’t know what can happen. But without a doubt, as always, I will always be ready to give the best to my club regardless of my contract situation," he added.
The 31-year-old has made more than 300 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club in 2013. He has managed to secure two Premier League titles, the Europa League and FA Cup during his spell at the Stamford Bridge.