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Chelsea boss Conte makes clear his stance on Juventus target Matic

Chelsea's Antonio Conte has made it clear that Nemanja Matic will not be sold this summer.

The Serbian midfielder continues to be linked with a transfer to Italian giants Juventus, while Manchester United have also been credited with an interest, but Conte is vehement in his plans regarding the 27-year-old.

Matic's future at Stamford Bridge has been questioned since the £32million arrival of N'Golo Kante from Leicester City but Conte has absolutely no plans to allow him to leave anytime soon as he makes up part of a crowded midfield which will give the boss plenty of options throughout the season.

"Matic is an important player for me, a very important player," the Italian tactician said.

"In my idea of football he is an important player and he knows this.

"N'Golo, Nemanja, Cesc [Fabregas], Oscar, [Nathaniel] Chalobah and [John Obi] Mikel, who is in the Olympics, it is not easy to choose. I want to have this problem."

Andrew Slevison
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