With various rumours linking Chelsea midfield duo of Cesc Fabregas and Oscar de Santos away from Stamford Bridge in January, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has finally come out to clear the air regarding their future with the Blues.
The Italian tactician has been so impressive with his team in recent time, leading them to six consecutive victories in the EPL matches, without conceding a goal.
According to sportwitness, the Italian tactician gave a lengthy interview to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, where he talked about possible reinforcement in January.
When asked if he will be signing a defender in January, Conte has this to say:
“La Rosa (an Italian term literally meaning ‘the rose’ but used to describe a squad) is complete.” Said Conte to Gazzetta dello Sport.
When asked if Fabregas and Oscar will be leaving in January, Conte said:
“Gossip. I am not going to send them away. They are important players for Chelsea.”
This will be the second time Conte will be ruling out Oscar move –away from Stamford Bridge this month after claiming that the Brazilian star future is in Chelsea.
However, this can’t be said about Fabregas who has only started one Premier League match for the Blues this season.
The Blues will play host to London rival Tottenham Hotspur this weekend in an EPL clash and we will be hoping to see both Fabregas and Oscar in action.