LONDON -- Antonio Conte says it really is "too early" to speak about the likelihood of Cesc Fabregas leaving Chelsea on loan in January and that he desires the Spain worldwide to focus on having back to complete fitness.
Fabregas has started just one particular Premier League match below Conte this season and has missed Chelsea's last four video games in all competitions immediately after choosing up a thigh injury that his head coach described as "very strange" in the buildup to last month's 4-0 win over champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.
The performances of Nemanja Matic and summer signing N'Golo Kante in Conte's new 3-4-3 method have raised additional doubts over Fabregas' future at Stamford Bridge, and reviews in Italy this week claimed that Chelsea might be prepared to let the 29-year-old leave on loan, with AC Milan reportedly interested.
Asked in regards to the reviews in a information conference to preview Chelsea's clash with Everton on Saturday, Conte said: "For now, we're in the begin of November and it's significant to look in the existing and construct some thing in the existing that is vital for that potential.
"It's also early to talk [about January]. Fabregas is Chelsea's player and I'm quite happy to possess him in my squad. Now it's crucial he recovers incredibly properly, finds the right kind to come back with us, and stays with us and also the team."
Fabregas is not going to be available to encounter Everton in spite of returning to full education at Cobham this week, but Conte expects the Spain global to be totally match once more soon after the November international break.
If Fabregas were allowed to depart Stamford Bridge on a short-term basis in January, the number of players on loan from Chelsea this season would rise to 38. The system has proved controversial and this week FIFA president Gianni Infantino signalled his wish to introduce measures to restrict clubs who stockpile significant numbers of players and send them out to other clubs.
Infantino's remarks have been put to Conte inside the news conference and fielded alternatively by Steve Atkins, Chelsea's head of communications, who stated: "If his comments are directed our way, it displays a basic misunderstanding of how our loan method works simply because it has player improvement at its core. We would welcome him paying us a stop by so we are able to display how our system operates."
Saturday's match will see Chelsea encounter a notable former loanee in Romelu Lukaku, who has established himself as among the Premier League's most unsafe strikers considering that leaving Stamford Bridge for Everton in a ￡28 million deal within the summer of 2014.
Asked if he regrets not having Lukaku at his disposal, Conte replied: "No, completely not. We've Diego who's taking part in wonderful football, not merely scoring the ambitions but operating a good deal and quite nicely for the group. I consider that I'm seeing a full player in Diego.
"It's great for me, for that team, to possess him in the team. Also since he is scoring a whole lot. But over all since he is functioning a whole lot for your group. That's essential. When we have our strikers, and Diego and Eden and Pedro and Willian and Oscar... all functioning so nicely to the group, it is great.
"I have nothing to regret. Also I prefer to speak about my gamers, and never the players in the other teams. Lukaku is really a very great player, young and enhancing a lot, but it really is correct to talk about my players. I'm really satisfied with my players. I hope Diego continues within this way simply because his commitment is remarkable."
Sevilla sporting director Monchi has recommended that a derisory offer was the purpose Barcelona had been beaten to the signing of Kevin Gameiro by Atletico Madrid inside the summer time.
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However, regardless of the fact they sooner or later invested €30 million on Alcacer, they did not get anywhere close to to meeting Gameiro's €40m price tag.
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