Willian denies meeting Jose Mourinho for 'secret talks'
‘I still haven’t left my house once, this story isn’t true’: Willian denies meeting up with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for ‘secret talks’ as he has been in quarantine for two weeks since returning from Brazil
- Willian has shot down claims he has met up for ‘secret talks’ with Jose Mourinho
- There has been speculation the pair will be reuniting at Tottenham next season
- However, Willian says he hasn’t spoken to Mourinho on the phone or in person
Chelsea’s Willian is apparently baffled at claims he has met up with Jose Mourinho regarding joining Tottenham Hotspur this summer, as he says he has been in quarantine for two weeks.
According to the Mirror, Willian said: ‘I haven’t had any contact with Mourinho recently.’
The Brazilian has been in isolation since arriving back in England, as per government guidelines, but also says he hasn’t talked to his former manager over the phone either.
Chelsea’s Willian has said he has not met with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho for any ‘secret talks’
Willian played under Mourinho when he was manager of Chelsea from 2013 until 2015
‘Over here, when you enter the country from abroad, you have to spend a period in self-isolation.
‘Even now, I still haven’t left my house once. So when I saw the story about meeting with Jose it took me completely by surprise.
‘I haven’t even spoken to him on the phone – and I haven’t met with him either, because I haven’t been out. So quite honestly, this story isn’t true.
‘Obviously, I’ve got a good relationship with him and sometimes we exchange messages. But recently there has been nothing like that.’
Speculation has been growing that Willian, whose contract at Chelsea runs out at the end of the season, will be reuniting with former Chelsea boss Mourinho at Spurs.
Willian, who joined in 2013, sees his Chelsea contract run out at the end of the season
Willian has previously admitted he is still ‘big friends’ with Mourinho and would have no problems with joining his current employer’s rival.
Even if he doesn’t stay in London, Willian would like to continue playing in Europe, as he wants to ‘keep playing at the highest level for a few years,’ although admits he hasn’t ruled out returning to his native Brazil one day.
If he does, he says his former team Corinthians would be his ‘first choice.’
Willian has now spent the majority of his career at Chelsea, playing 329 games since joining in 2013, scoring 59 goals and making 59 assists.
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