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Brazil return looks unlikely for Chelsea star Willian

It looks as though Willian will not be returning to Brazil anytime soon.

There was intense speculation over the Chelsea midfielder's future this summer, with a move to Manchester United mooted. However, he has been excellent under Maurizio Sarri and scored a fabulous gaol against Burnley on Sunday.

While many Brazilians favour a return to their homeland towards the end of their careers, 30-year-old Willian wants to play in Europe for as long as possible.

"I have a great affection for Corinthians, a club where I was revealed, I joined the club at the age of nine, I have a lot of friends at the club, I know a lot of people, I've always been a corintiano since I was a kid," Willian told Fox Sports (via UOL).

"To finish my career at Corinthians would be nice, but it's not my idea to go back to Brazil, I don't know if I want to play in Brazil again. I'm very good here in Europe, I intend to continue here."

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