Tuesday January 2 2018
Conte: ‘Chiellini will stay at Juventus’

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte dismisses talk of a move for Giorgio Chiellini - “he wants to stay at Juventus”.

The centre-back is out of contract at the end of the season, and so far he hasn’t signed a new deal with the Bianconeri.

That has led to talk he could reunited with Conte at Stamford Bridge, but the Blues boss thinks that’s unlikely.

“There’s a lot of speculation,” Conte said in his Press conference ahead of the Arsenal game.

“But it’s normal when the transfer window starts. It’s a difficult moment for any Coach and any club because you have to face a lot of speculation, and for sure some speculation, yeah it could be true.

“For others it’s only speculation. For us I think that in this period we must be very, very focused on our target and tomorrow we have a game against Arsenal, and we need to find the right concentration [for that].

“For the transfer market there is the club to try to do the best for the team.

“Will we get Chiellini? No, no I must be honest. Giorgio is a fantastic player but I think he wants to finish his career at Juventus and I think it’s right to finish his career in this way.”

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