Chelsea are about to host Crystal Palace in a game that could bring them yet another step closer to winning the Premier League, but Antonio Conte finds himself in a constant position of answering questions regarding the future of some of his star players.
I don’t know if Chelsea will listen to offers for Hazard. I am repeating always the same things: now it is important to be focused on the present. Don’t look too far forward, it’s very dangerous
the Blues’ manager said in a news conference, commenting on rumors that want Real Madrid to be preparing a major bid for the Belgium international.
The only thing I can say is that Eden is a Chelsea player. We are happy with him, he is happy with us. I don’t see a problem with him
Conte added, accepting though that rumours and speculation are all part of the game, especially at a big club with players who attract interest from many top European (and lately not only) teams.
It’s a part of the game, for the others to create rumours and put difficulty in the mind of the players. We have great experience to face these situations. It’s normal at this time of season to have rumours about players. I am happy, because it means we are doing a great job. If there is interest from other teams, it means they are doing well
Conte said, finding something positive in the otherwise monotonous repeating of which top club is interested in this and that Chelsea star.