Barcelona keeping tabs on Christensen progress at Chelsea

Ruben Hill
January 2, 2018

Luiz was dropped by Conte at the end of October and he then picked up an unfortunate knee injury soon after and has missed last 11 games for the Blues.

Speaking in a news conference to preview Wednesday's clash with Arsenal, Conte said that he has limited influence over Chelsea's transfer strategy but confirmed that no first-team players can be allowed to leave if the club are to fulfil his desire to impove his squad's depth.

It has been to Antonio Conte's detriment this season that the gaze of most Premier League watchers has been fixed on the battle in Manchester, between City and United and Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. "Now in the last couple of days he worked with us and I think he could be in contention for the Norwich game. Our squad is not big and for this reason it's impossible to send on loan or sell one player if we don't sign another player". I don't see a possibility to come back for some players on loan.

"I'm very happy to work with these players".

"My expectation for all the players we have in the squad is to stay here and to try to continue to work", Conte was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard. I think it's right to finish his career in this way.

"There is a lot of speculation".

Conte has reportedly been left frustrated by Chelsea in previous transfer windows and the Blues boss wants the club to dip into their funds to strengthen his group this month.

"In this period we must be very focused on our target and we need to find the right concentration for the transfer market".

They beat Stoke City 5-0 on Saturday with Drinkwater playing alongside Kante, with the former scoring a brilliant long-range goal. "I don't see a possibility".

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