David Luiz has been out of action with a knee injury since 22 November when he played the entire game in Chelsea’s 4-0 Champions League win over Qarabag.
Reports had claimed that the Brazilian had previously been dropped following a row with Conte and was alleged to have been critical of his manager’s tactics during the 3-0 defeat against Roma.
Prior to his injury, Luiz had even lost his position to fast rising star Andreas Christensen.
Luiz had heavily been linked with an exit from the club, but Globo Esporte claims that the Chelsea board would oppose his sale.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, in particular, is said to be a major fan of Luiz and played a major role in convincing him to return to west London the summer before last, following which he played a key role in the club’s title-winning campaign.
Chelsea won’t sell an important player midway through the season, and Luiz will at least remain at the club till the end of the season.