Antonio Conte says Chelsea have no intention of selling Nemanja Matic this summer.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Serie A champions Juventus following the £32m arrival of N’Golo Kante at Stamford Bridge.
But Chelsea boss Conte has insisted the midfielder is very much part of his plans for the new season.
“Matic is an important player for me, a very important player,” the Italian said. “In my idea of football he is an important player and he knows this.
“N’Golo, Nemanja, Cesc [Fabregas], Oscar, [Nathan] Chalobah and [John Obi] Mikel, who is in the Olympics, it is not easy to choose. I want to have this problem.”