Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists his star midfielder, Eden Hazard is not for sale amid interest from Barcelona.
Barcelona just lost Neymar to PSG for a world record fee of €222 million and are in a rush to replace him.
The Catalan club are trying to sign high profile players like Kylian Mbappe, Coutinho and Hazard, who has constantly been linked with a move to Spain.
However, Conte insists the club is not selling and is only interested in buying players at the moment.
“We are trying to buy the players, not to sell,” Conte told reporters. “Otherwise the number is always less and we are in trouble. I think these are rumours and Eden is very happy to stay with us, to play with Chelsea and to recover from his injury and to start the season with us.”
“It’s important for me that the club knows my opinions about the number that we need. I think it’s not right to tell this through the press.
“The most important thing is the club knows my opinions and they are trying to do the best for our team, for our squad. Now we have to wait. We must have patience and then to try to improve our team, our squad.”