Date: 14th December 2017 at 10:17pm
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Willian insists he will not be leaving Chelsea during the forthcoming January transfer window, according to the Evening Standard.

The defending Premier League champions, who defeated newly promoted Huddersfield Town 3-1 on Tuesday night, have been linked with losing the midfielder in the New Year over a lack of first-team opportunities.

The 29-year-old, who has 53 international caps for his country, has scored five goals and provided seven assists in 25 appearances in all competitions for The Blues so far this season.

Willian, who arrived at Stamford Bridge back in August 2013 from Anzhi Makhachkala in a deal understood to be around £30m, has netted 36 times in over 200 games for the London outfit, winning two Premier League titles and the League Cup.

Chelsea’s Willian celebrates scoring at Huddersfield on Tuesday.

However, the Samba star has been linked with a move to top-flight rivals Manchester United, La Liga giants FC Barcelona and Brazilian club Palmeiras in the last few months, having made 13 substitute appearances under manager Antonio Conte this term.

But Willian, who scored one and assisted two goals after starting against Huddersfield earlier this week, quashed rumours of him leaving the club in January by saying, “I am always happy at Chelsea.

“I really like this club a lot with my heart. The fans can be calm [about him leaving]. I am a Chelsea player and I am very pleased with the way I have been playing in recent weeks.

“When I play I always try to do my best. I try to help the team to play well, to score goals and make assists. Against Huddersfield I did that with my team-mates.”

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