Brazilian attacker Willian has indicated that he is happy at Chelsea despite the ongoing speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid. The 29-year-old has been constantly tipped for a Blues exit since the close of last season but he appears primed to remain at Stamford Bridge ahead of the club’s maiden campaign under Maurizio Sarri.

Speaking after Chelsea’s Community Shield defeat, Willian said: “I’m happy here, I’m happy at Chelsea to play here. I’m looking forward to playing well and to win titles. I feel good. I feel good after three days of training, of course I am not my best performance, my best condition. But to play this kind of games is very important and I play, I think, 35 minutes which is good for me to keep improving. And we have to look forward because we have a great season to play and we’re going to try to win some titles.”

Willian failed to report during the backend of pre-season due to passport issues but he has still managed to some gametime under his belt before the Premier League opener against Huddersfield Town. Nevertheless, the Blues may have to cope without the likes of Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante for the curtain raiser as they are yet to report to training following their World Cup exploits with Belgium.

Chelsea have experienced a rather quiet transfer window in terms of new signings and so far, Jorginho has been their only high-profile recruit. As a result, there has been a sense of frustration from the supporters, who expected more activity during the window and the Blues now have four more days to strengthen their existing squad.In a recent interview, Maurizio Sarri has suggested that the Blues may acquire one more signing before the transfer deadline with the focus on the midfield department.