Chinese money danger for all teams: Chelsea coach Conte
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Chinese football’s spending power is “a danger for all the teams in the world”, Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has said.
Sky Sports reported that Oscar is reportedly on the verge of a 52 million pound move to Shanghai SIPG less than a year after the Blues lost another Brazil midfielder, Ramires, to China.
“The Chinese market is a danger for all teams in the world. Not only for Chelsea but all teams in the world,” Italian Conte said here on Friday, as reported by Xinhua.
Conte refused to confirm Oscar’s move, saying: “I don’t know exactly the amount, or the situation. I think when it will be the moment, you’ll know Oscar’s situation,”
He added, “But I think that we must be concentrated on our work. I think that this league is fantastic and to play in this league is a great opportunity, a great honour.
“You must be very proud to play in this league. Because I think now it’s the best league in the world. For this season, I don’t worry about this.”
Top-placed Chelsea will take on Crystal Palace for their 17th round match of the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday.