Conte not prepared to keep players who wish to leave.

Antonio Conte has revealed he is keen to keep players who enjoy "the pleasure to stay at Chelsea" as rumours rumble on over the futures of a number of his first-team players.

The Blues sealed the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons and that hasn't done much to minimise rumours linking the likes of Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas with moves away from Stamford Bridge.

"First of all the players must have pleasure to stay at Chelsea," he told a news conference. "This is the first important thing. For me, this is very important, that every single player who wants to stay at Chelsea has the pleasure to stay at Chelsea.

"Next season, we know we must improve a lot to have a bigger squad, but it's not only my thought. That's the thought of the whole club. Next season we have to play in the Champions League again and we start the season as champions, so for sure it will be a difficult season. But, if we work in the right way, we'll be ready to face this situation."

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