Listen up Abramovich, Conte sends important transfer message ahead of January window


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has refused to make a major squad overhaul in January transfer window as he feels he has a very settled squad at the moment.

The Blues signed Marcos Alonso, Michy Batshuayi, N’Golo Kante and David Luiz in the summer transfer window and after an indifferent start to the season, there were suggestions that Chelsea will sign at least 2-3 players in January.

However, Conte has come out clarifying any of those notions and believes that he has a squad good enough to last the distance.

Addressing his current squad, Conte said: “We have a complete squad. It’s normal that, during a season, it can happen that there are some injuries. But now we have a good squad to have some substitutions if there are some injuries.

“I see a chance to build something important with Chelsea here, a new method and philosophy. These are the most important things.

There’s still room for Fabregas and Oscar

In recent weeks, there have been rumours about Cesc Fabregas and Oscar leaving in January but Conte has refused to let the duo leave without giving them a fair run in the side.

Conte said: “Oscar’s future is Chelsea, full stop,” Conte said as quoted by ESPN. “For me, Oscar is an important player in the squad. He’s in good form. It’s logical I have to take the starting XI every week, but Oscar is a great player. For me, he stays at Chelsea.

“It’s important that this message arrives for all. But Oscar will stay with us because I consider him an important player for Chelsea.”