Amid reports of Diego Costa being offered £30m-per-year to leave Chelsea and join the Chinese Super League, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has warned the players not to be motivated by the riches of China.
“I have to look at the past, also in my squad,” Conte said. “Oscar played with us, had a good offer from China, he went and I can see that threat.
“But we’re a great club and it’s a great honour to play for Chelsea and for this reason, I don’t see a threat for my players.
“The money is not everything. When you play for a great team like Chelsea, you must be pleased.
“This league can attract every player because this league is the first in the world for a lot of positive things.
“For this reason, I repeat, these offers from China are not a threat for our league. Money is not everything.”