Chelsea forward Willian has admitted that league rivals Manchester United made an approach to sign him earlier this summer, but that the Premier League champions refused to do business.
Speaking to Goal, the Brazilian star admitted that he was very happy playing under Antonio Conte at Chelsea and that he will continue to do so for the season to come, but that he also held a good relationship with current United manager Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea have sold Nemanja Matic to United this summer, a move which Conte has since described as "a great loss", but did not negotiate for Willian - who revealed that United had approached his agent over a potential transfer.
"Conte is a fantastic coach too, because he won everything at Juventus and has already won the Premier League in his first year with Chelsea. Each one has his merits.
"[Conte] is a coach who works hard every day, works a lot of tactics and the physical part. In the last season, he transformed our team when he changed the formation to 3-4-3. We managed to assimilate very well what he asked us in the training sessions and things worked out."