Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wanted to turn down speculations on Oscar and Cesc Fabregas’ future: the pair was said to be set to leave the Blues already in January transfer window, with Italian and Chinese teams interested in them ( many rumours led to Inter and Milan, that want to revamp their squad with big names signings after being both acquired by new – and different- Chinese owners).
The Italian manager said:
“Oscar‘s future is Chelsea, for me he’s an important player, he’s a in a good form, it’s logical I have to choose a starting XI every week, he’s a great player and for me he will stay in Chelsea, it’s important this message arrive, he will stay with us because I consider him an important player for Chelsea.
“Cesc Fabregas recovered from his injury and he’s in a great shape. I want to anticipate the question: Fabregas’ future is the same of Oscar, he will stay at Chelsea.”