Maurizio Sarri 'very confident' Willian will remain at Chelsea

Willian finally breaks his silence over his uncertain future

Willian finally breaks his silence over his uncertain future

However, Willian failed to report to Cobham Training Centre during that day, the cause of his delayed return being blamed on issues with his passport renewal and not because of a bid from Real Madrid.

However, it doesn't look like the Brazil global will be going anywhere before next week's deadline after Antonio Conte's departure prompted the arrival of former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri. I'm very happy living in London'.

However, The Sun say Chelsea were initially confident of keeping Courtois and were willing to give him a contract extension.

"I don't know him", Mourinho told beIN Sports, according to Football Italia.

The player has been linked with Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid in the current transfer window and this might not make things better for him with the Blues though. "It was a very positive conversation and I am very happy about it. I hope Courtois will be our goalkeeper", he said.

The Portuguese coach has won a League Cup and the Europa League since joining Manchester United in 2016.

The 59-year-old Napoli boss is eager to do well against Pep Guardiola's City, but he acknowledges the size of the task against the Premier League champions.

"Maybe the starting XI will be very, very near to the last match. At this point of the season it is important the performance, we have to improve up close".

"We have to improve, of course".

Cesc Fabregas may miss out due to a minor knee problem.

The former Napoli manager was also asked whether he found the reason for Willian's tardiness unusual and he was forthright with his response.

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