Antonio Conte: John Terry will not leave Chelsea this month

Antonio Conte: John Terry will not leave Chelsea this month

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Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte made a clarification concerning John Terry and his impending transfer come January. The Italian boss had made it clear that the captain remains with Chelsea.

The England international renewed his contract with the Blues last summer for a year, which had seen him earning a £50,000-week deal( via the Daily Mail) after initially struggling to earn fresh.

Prior to his ankle injury lay off, Conte used him for the entire 90 minutes for his first four Premier League games as Blues boss, before injury struck. However, ever since then, he has been unable to regain his position in the team.

With Terry, unable to play, Conte switched to the formation of 3-4-3 which has proved more favorable for the team. His backlines for the new formation were Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and David Luiz.

The new backlines have performed very well this campaign, aiding the west Londoner’s 13-game winning streak in which they only lost four goals.

Terry made a comeback in Chelsea’s FA Cup Third Round win over Peterborough last weekend in which he was sent off which led to his rumoured move to Bournemouth.

However, in an interview with The Guardian, the coach have rubbished such claims saying: “Honestly, no, [there has been no offer for Terry].

“And with John, I speak every day. John never talked to me about this situation and it means he is very happy to stay here and, above all, I am very happy John stays here and helps me.

“John is an important player for me – if he plays or doesn’t play – because he’s a really important man in the changing room. This squad needs him.

“He’s a great player but also a great man and for me it’s fantastic to have a person like him to help me in my first season at Chelsea. I repeat, John stays with us. He is our player, he is in my squad.”

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