Chelsea star Willian has dropped a bombshell over his future amid links to both Arsenal and Tottenham.
The 31-year-old will be out of contract at the end of the current season, and has been in discussions over a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
However, he is searching for a three-year deal, and he says that will be “impossible” with the Blues.
Chelsea will apparently only offer him a two-year extension, and while he says he could still stay in West London, there are no current negotiations.
“Three years… Chelsea said it would be impossible, so for now there’s this difficulty, but nothing is impossible.
“We don’t know what can happen, suddenly we could make a deal and get it right. But what I can say today is that my contract is going over and I will be free to negotiate with any team.”
Willian has admitted previously that he is settled in London, and recently spoke about his relationship with Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho, while Arsenal would apparently be interested should he leave Stamford Bridge.
The winger has also been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Juventus, but he says neither club have made contact.
“Really in the last few months, this has happened, a lot of speculation,” he added.
“Nothing really concrete. The only negotiation I had was with Chelsea.
“The only proposal Barcelona made to me was in 2018, after the World Cup. That year Chelsea didn’t accept it, didn’t want to sell me. It’s just speculation, there’s nothing concrete. It’s often more speculation.
“For now, I don’t think about returning to Brazil, my goal is to continue in Europe.
“I believe I still have a market here, to continue playing at a high level for a few more years, so my goal is to stay in Europe.
“I honestly cannot say whether I will return to Brazil and end my career here, or I will end in Europe or elsewhere.
“But if I really happen to return to Brazil, Corinthians would be a cool club to end at, to play for. It was the club where I was revealed, I have a special affection.
“I’m a professional, I won’t rule out any other club, but more for Corinthians, which I have a special affection for. It would be more on that side.”