Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was asked also on Michy Batshuayi, who failed to make an impact in the Premier League since joining the Blues from Olympique Marseille on a £33m move in 2016.
“We have to try in every moment to be honest with our players” Conte said.
“I don’t know if another striker arrives but in this case, I don’t want to send away one player but a lot of times it is the player who prefers to go away and have the possibility to play regularity.”
Conte added: “But then the player has to show that he deserves to play every game.”
The Belgian forward could reportedly be included as a part of the deal in Edin Dzeko’s move with AS Roma, with also FC Seville keeping tabs on him.