Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has discarded rumors that his star player Cesc Fabregas is for sale. The Italian manager says there’s no future plans to sell him, adding that he’s part of the big project at Stamford Bridge.
Image shows Chelsea coach Antonio Conte and Cesc Fabregas.
Though the 29-year-old is yet to feature in Chelsea’s opening matches for the season, he has also denied rumors that Conte had granted him permission to leave the club.
With a highly speculated move to AC Milan and some other interested Italian club sides in the coming January transfer window, Conte has made it clear that Chelsea are not selling. He said: “No. Cesc is in my plans, in Chelsea’s plans.”
The 47-year-old tactician admits there’s a big chance for the Spaniard to regain his place in the first team, if he works harder on his current fitness level.
In his words: “We all know know Cesc is a fantastic player, and I’m pleased to see him in every training session with a great attitude.
“If he continues in this way it will be a very difficult choice for me. But I want this from my players – to put in my mind many doubts.
“We all know that Cesc is a great technical player, but I am also starting to know him as a man and he is fantastic.”