Chelsea attacker Willian has said that he is determined to remain with the club until the end of the current campaign. The Brazil international has been in a contract standoff with the Blues over the past year and it has come to the point where the Blues are reluctant to meet his demands. Still, the 31-year-old seems open to signing a short-term deal beyond June such that he can finish the club’s remaining matches which have been delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

He told: "Of course, I want to give everything for Chelsea until the end like I always have done. I think it's not a bad idea (to return behind closed doors) but they have to know very carefully what's going to happen. Maybe a player can have the virus and we play against each other. I play against someone and I get the virus then I go home after the game to stay with my family and pass the virus to my wife or daughters. So we have to be careful about that."

Willian has been with the Blues for nearly seven years and he has been one of the club’s most consistent performers. In the current season, he has been almost ever-present under manager Frank Lampard since the start of September and has contributed seven goals and six assists across all competitions.

As things stand, the Blues have no plans of meeting his demands for a three-year deal. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are keeping a close eye on the situation and they could compete for the attacker’s signature once the season concludes. Willian has recently stated that he remains fond of the Premier League and a stay in the English capital would definitely appeal him. Aside from the north London duo, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have also been credited with an interest in his services.