Chelsea winger Willian says he is yet to make a decision regarding his future but has not ruled out a move to a rival club.
The 32-year-old has entered the final months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and, based on his previous interviews, it is safe to say the chance of him staying beyond this summer is slim.
Willian is holding out for a three-year deal which Chelsea reportedly refused to offer, likely due to their contract policy for players over the age of 30.
Two rival clubs, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, are reportedly keen on signing Willian on a free transfer and the Brazil international has spoken up about a potential move to a rival club.
Speaking in a Desimpedidos video, Willian said (as quoted by the National): “It really is a hard decision. I identified myself a lot at Chelsea, I have a lot of love for everyone at the club, and the fans.
“However, it is like I said before, if I leave Chelsea with no trouble and leaving the doors open, it would be fine to move to a rival club.”.
Asked whether he prefers to stay in London, Willian said he “likes London and so does his family”, but he is still unsure about his future.
Jose Mourinho’s presence at Tottenham could play a major role should the move take place.
Willian has worked under the Portuguese manager at Stamford Bridge and it seems like Mourinho left a strong impression on him.
He said about Mourinho: “He is not only a great coach but also a great friend of mine.
“I learned a bit from each of [my managers] but I identified myself more with Mourinho for sure.
“He trusted in my potential, liked my football, gave me full confidence to play. He is the best coach I have worked with.”