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Willian may currently be facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge, with the Chelsea midfielder being linked with a plethora of moves away from the Premier League champions, but the Brazilian is proving to have no time for reporters spreading rumours about him returning to Brazil or potentially moving to China.
The former Shakhtar Donetsk attacker has been out of sorts this season, finding the net just once in 18 games and contributing several under par performances to boot, leading to much criticism from the Stamford Bridge faithful.
One of these days, we will finally discover what Willian really does for a living because he can't be a footballer and really can't be from Brazil. #WBACHE- Frank Edoho (@frankedoho) November 18, 2017
The 29-year-old has often been seen as an underappreciated part of the Blues' squad, yet Antonio Conte's changes to his system this season have seen the Brazil international reduced to a role on the substitutes' bench.
This marginalising by Conte has led some football writers to report that Willian has been in negotiations with Brazilian giants Palmeiras.
Palmeiras e Willian estão negociando. Jogador do Chelsea gostou da proposta e pode jogar no verdão em 2018. Lembrando que negociar não é contratar. Mas o negócio está bem encaminhado.- Sandro Barboza (@Osandrobarboza) November 19, 2017
Yet this was news to Willian who, rather brilliantly, explained to both reporters that they couldn't be more wrong (steady on, Chandler Bing).
Oi Sandro, tudo bem? Desculpe, mas não estou negociando com o Palmeiras e meu empresário não recebeu nenhum contato do clube. Não tenho nenhum plano de voltar ao Brasil nesse momento. Um abraço!- Willian (@willianborges88) November 20, 2017
Oi Juca, tudo bem? Desculpe, mas não tenho o objetivo de voltar ao Brasil e nunca conversei, nem meu representante, com ninguém do Palmeiras. Isso não passa de especulação. Um grande abraço!- Willian (@willianborges88) November 20, 2017
Willian's first response read, "Hello Sandro, all right? Sorry, but I'm not negotiating with Palmeiras and my agent has received no contact from the Club. I have no plans to return to Brazil right now. A hug!" while his second message read, "Hi Juca, all right? Sorry, but I don't have the goal of returning to Brazil and never spoke, nor my Representative, with no one. This is nothing but speculation. A big hug!"
Has a footballer ever offered a reporter a hug for getting a story about them wrong before? All that's missing is a couple of 'U OK hun? X's to make the messages complete.
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