Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has been linked with a Chelsea exit after failing to play a single minute for Chelsea this season. With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, the Nigerian captain has been linked with offers from clubs in France, Spain, Turkey and China.
Conte claims Mikel is part of the squad even though he hasn’t been named in a matchday squad all season.
Conte said: “The situation with Obi Mikel is simple: he’s in the squad. He stays with us. We know that, at the end of the season, probably his contract will expire.
“But I don’t know what happens now. He’s a player who is part of this squad, and every single game I take my decision about him.”
“Would I like him to get a new contract? I don’t think this is the place to talk about this. If I have to talk about the contracts of my players, I prefer to do it in the right place with my club.”