AC Milan have enquired about signing Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas – but he is staying at Stamford Bridge, Sky sources understand.
The Spain international midfielder has played only 12 minutes of Chelsea’s opening three Premier League games this season, coming on as a 78th-minute substitute in the opening day victory over London rivals West Ham.
Reports in the national press subsequently said Fabregas was of interest to huge clubs such as Real Madrid, Juventus, and former club Barcelona.
But following the win over the Hammers, Conte insisted Fabregas had a future at Chelsea and Sky sources understand the 29-year-old is keen to prove his worth under the Italian.
Conte said: “Cesc is Chelsea’s player, and I’m happy about him, with his attitude and behaviour.
He must know from before that when we are a great team like Chelsea it can happen that I have to take a decision before the game to choose a starting XI.
“That can happen that Fabregas is not in the starting XI, but it can happen for all the players. It’s important to see always the right attitude. Because we must fight this season and it’s important to stay together in every situation.”
Fabregas, who joined Chelsea from Barcelona for £30m in 2014, helped Chelsea win the Premier League title and the Capital One Cup during his debut season at the club