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Monday January 29 2018
Conte unsure on Batshuayi future

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits he doesn’t know if Sevilla target Michy Batshuayi will remain at the club beyond this month.

The Belgian international netted twice in Sunday’s 3-0 victory at home to Newcastle United in the FA Cup on Sunday, but has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this month.

“There is a World Cup this summer and every player wants to play to try to push for the competition,” Conte is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“If the club decides to add another player, I don't know if Michy wants to stay or go on loan. This is a player decision, not mine. I want to continue to work with my players.

“I don't know what will happen but when you have to play in the Champions League and FA Cup, three strikers is the minimum. Then we have to see what will happen in the transfer market.

“If you see our squad, we don't have three, four, five strikers. We have two, Morata and Batshuayi. There is also [Eden] Hazard if I decide to play with [Ross] Barkley, Willian and Pedro.”

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