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Willian dismisses exit rumours, wants to become a British citizen

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Ever since his arrival from the small(er) city of Donetsk in Ukraine to the English megalopolis in London, Chelsea winger Willian has enjoyed his life to the fullest. His family is completely adapted to the city, and his father is a constant figure amidst our set of supporters in the stands all across the country as he watches his son defend the Chelsea crest.

However, for the first time in his four-year career at Chelsea, Willian was not a regular this season, giving up his place in our starting elevens to former Barcelona attacker Pedro. Still, Willian managed to aid Chelsea's cause by scoring 12 goals across all competitions - a personal record from him. In the midst of rumours linking his name to transfers to China and Manchester, his intention is to stay for a good while in the City of London and become a British citizen - preferably at Stamford Bridge.

"Of course money matters, no one can survive without the money. But money is not everything. If I can get this British citizenship... Surely this passport in the future can open doors. I can get my passport and I can get it for my family too."

"[London is] a city I fit in very well. Before I even lived here I already liked it. Always in my free time, when I did not play here I would come here. Now I'm going to be four years living here. It's an incredible city, my family is also well-adjusted, so I'm super happy too."

-Willian; Source: SporTV

"I have a contract with Chelsea until 2020 and I am very happy here. I have a great relationship with all the people that work at Chelsea and the fans too. They have been great to me since I joined."

"Chelsea are back in the Champions League next season and I am looking forward to playing in it again. It is a big, big target for us and we have to look to win that trophy next year."

-Willian; Source: London Evening Standard

Two of Willian's goals this season came in our FA Cup semifinals against Tottenham Hotspur, helping us secure the spot in the competition's final this Saturday. Now the Brazilian international wants to secure the trophy in a derby with another North London rival in Arsenal, adding a "companion" to our 2016-17 Premier League title.

"We want to end the season with the Double. We have the Premier League but we want the FA Cup too."

"This is a big game for us. It will be difficult against Arsenal and we have to be ready. We have to be focused and play in the same way we have all season."

-Willian; Source: London Evening Standard

He is Blue, through and through.

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