Conte wants to keep midfielder Matic at Chelsea.
New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has no intention of selling midfielder Nemanja Matic this summer.
The 27-year-old, who has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge following the arrival of N'Golo Kante, has three years left on his current deal at the west London club.
However, Conte says the Serbian is part of his plans for the new campaign.
"Matic is an important player for me, a very important player," the Chelsea head coach said as skysports.com reported. "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."