Chelsea star Willian is not distracted by Barcelona rumours

The player claims he knows nothing about it

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Willian joined Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala for a reported fee of £30 million in 2013. The Winger has been one of the most constant players for them in the last three years, scoring 44 goals in 236 for the club since joining them.

The Brazilian was a crucial player for them in both their Premier League winning campaign, 2014/2015 and 2016/2017. He was their stand out player in the 2015/2016 campaign, when the club under performed and finished outside the top 4.

He may not dazzle as much as his more fanciful teammates at club or national team level likes of Eden Hazard and Neymar, but rare is the game where he doesn’t display obvious effort, determination, and commitment to the cause.

But the 29 year old was used sparingly last season by Antonio Conte and mostly came on as a substitute. Though the campaign was his best ever tally with 13 goals and 12 assists in 55 appearances and and was one of the standout players, as the club finished 5th in the Premier League.

The Brazil International was frustrated with the lack of regular football last term and admitted to finding life on the bench difficult. He has been heavily linked with a summer exit in recent weeks, with Manchester United and Barcelona showing interest in him.

Despite winning the league and cup double last season, Barca have concerns that their squad still lacks greater quality in depth and attacking flair. They see him as a playmaker who can add an extra dimension to their attack following the departure of Andres Iniesta.

But Willian insists that he does not know anything about it and he is not letting the speculations affect him during the Brazil’s World Cup campaign.

When asked about joining his fellow Brazilians Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho at Camp Nou, Willian said as quoted by Goal: “Well, they are excellent players with a lot of quality. In addition to great players, they are very good friends.

“People speculate a lot. We see a lot of things on the internet, but this is not the time to talk about this. I’ve not received any information about that. I’m trying to focus on my performance, playing for Brazil.”

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