Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he is unsure if Chelsea will attempt to sign Alexis Sanchez during the January transfer window.
Sanchez is set to leave Arsenal with Manchester United reported to be his destination after Manchester City reportedly pulled out of the race to sign him due to potential costs.
There were speculations Chelsea have made attempt to hijack the move but Conte said he does not think the club made an approach for the Chilean.
“I don’t know. I don’t think so, I don’t know but I don’t think so,” the Italian stated during his interaction with the media ahead of Wednesday’s FA Cup replay against Norwich City.
“The transfer market, as you know, I refer you to the club. I don’t want to give my opinion about the transfer market.”
Conte also stated that he will rotate his team in the game against Norwich City.
“Tomorrow is another game in a busy period for us,” he said. “I have to make many changes, because after two days we will play against Brighton.
“It is a great risk to make a lot of rotations. If you want to try to go to the next round, this is the only way you can do it.”
Chelsea have recorded three successive goalless draws in recent weeks – failing to score against Norwich, Arsenal and a 10-man Leicester City.
Conte admits the lack of goals is a concern but refused to blame his side’s dip in form on one single player.
“We are not conceding goals, which is the good news, but we are not scoring them, which is the bad news,” he said.
“For sure we have to try and improve this aspect. My players know very well they can improve, also because if you compare to the past – every single player scored less than last season.
“For this reason, we must be worried.”
Conte also refused to comment on speculation linking Michy Batshuayi with a move away from Stamford Bridge.
“Michy Batshuayi is Chelsea’s player, he is in our squad and tomorrow he has to play.
“This is the truth, he has a possibility to show that he deserves to play for Chelsea. Now, this is the reality, this is truth. In the future, I don’t know what happens, the final decision is for the club, not me.”Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN