Chelsea suffer transfer blow as target hints at signing new deal — Transfer

Viernes, 12 Ene, 2018

David Luiz is a target for Real Madrid and Arsenal.

Chelsea are third in the Premier League, a point adrift of Manchester United and 16 behind runaway leaders Manchester City after 22 rounds.

Arsenal welcome Chelsea on Wednesday evening hoping for victory in the London derby to keep their top-four aspirations alive.

"Our squad is not big", said Conte at his eve of match press conference.

Antonio Conte has revealed that several of Chelsea's first-team squad will be allowed to leave the club during the January transfer window should they wish to do so, report the Telegraph.

"I'm very happy to work with these players, I trust these players". I am the coach and my main task is to work on the pitch with my players.

"Honestly, my expectations can be a lot or not", he said. The transfer market is a task for the club.

Speaking to Italian reporters after the game, as quoted by Football Italia, Conte revealed he has been hard done by when it comes to being delivered the players he felt he has needed in his career.

Giorgio Chiellini will not link up with former manager Conte at Chelsea, as the Italian star admitted he wants to finish his career at Juventus.

Chelsea has a very thin squad and Antonio Conte wanted his players to be available at all the time.

However Conte, who managed Chiellini at Juventus and with Italy, dismissed the speculation.

They remain on course to qualify for the Champions League, but Conte has expressed his dissatisfaction at player recruitment in the summer.

"Extend my contract with Juventus?"

"The stats are good for the player".

Conte says his participation on transfers is limited to making suggestions to director Marina Granovskaia, who leads on recruitment.

The manager doesn't want David Luiz to go because he's 'an important piece in the squad', and personally told him the reasons.