China's spending power a threat to clubs worldwide: Conte
Dec 19 2016
Conte said: "The Chinese market is a danger for all teams in the world, not only for Chelsea but for all teams in the world".
Oscar was subsequently quoted by Brazilian network Globo as saying the deal was "90 percent" done, and in a news conference on Friday, Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte admitted that he would be sorry to see the midfielder leave despite understanding the appeal of Shanghai SIPG's offer.
Conte believes love for football should always come before money and is adamant that the Premier League is the best in the world, but concedes that even he would have to think about it if a Chinese Super League club came calling with a lucrative offer.
This week, we've already discussed apparent moves for both Oscar and John Terry to the Chinese Super League next year.
After Andre Villas-Boas' move for Oscar, The Mail reports that another former Stamford Bridge boss is returning to the club to poach some of their top talent.
"Sometimes it's important also to be linked with the club, to take the best decision, to understand sometimes also if sometimes the situation can penalise you".
"But I think that we must be concentrated on our work, don't think that in China there is a lot of money and they can take the players".
Now, incredibly, another Chinese club is after more Chelsea talent. I think when it will be the moment, you'll know Oscar's situation. Now, to arrive in the Premier League is a great opportunity to fight for the title against fantastic players and coaches. "He's a good friend and a great player".
"England is the best in the world if you have ambition to test yourself against the other teams with this reality".
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Fabregas is not to be underestimated though and proved that with a vital goal on Wednesday night to give Chelsea a 1-0 win away to Sunderland.