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Conte: No concrete Offers For Mikel

Conte: No concrete Offers For Mikel

 

Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte has revealed that there are no concrete news regarding the purported exit of John Mikel Obi in the January transfer window reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

 

The 29 year old Nigeria international has been heavily linked to Spanish side Valencia having met with the Sporting Director of the club, Jesus Garcia Pitarch on Christmas day in London.

 

"For now, we have no news," the Italian replied when quizzed on Mikel's situation during his pre-match conference non Tuesday.

 

Conte who spoke ahead of his side's derby clash against Tottenham Hotspurs at White Hart Lane on Wednesday declared that all his players were fully fit for the clash as he aims to record a 14th straight win in the English Premier League.

 

"No, me, the players, we want to win to take three points," he added.

 

"The record, I repeat, is a great achievement above all because after these 13 wins in a row we took 39 points. The other situations are not important for us.

 

"This type of game gives you great motivation. Now every team wants to stop our run, not only Tottenham.

 

"If you see the table, we have only five points more than second-placed Liverpool, and seven points more than Manchester City, and, if Arsenal beat Bournemouth today, we are only six points from them."

 

Conte continued: "The league is very open, and we are only in the first game of the second part of the season.

 

 "Tomorrow we know we will have a really tough game against Tottenham.

 

"If after the game we have eight points more than the second team we will be pleased, but this league is very tough and you can lose points any game."

 

With the return of Pedro, Conte said he was pleased with the selection headache once again.

 

"I like to have my players in good form and then make the best choice for the game," he explained.

 

"I prefer to have this problem. For sure now we have Pedro, Willian, Hazard and Costa in good form and good shape.

 

"I have to decide the starting XI, but I think you win the game in 95 minutes, and it’s important to have all my players available, and above all in good form."

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