Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has rubbished reports that Antonio Conte told him he could leave this summer.
The 29-year-old midfielder is yet to start in the Premier League for the Blues this season which sparked speculation of a rift at Stamford Bridge with new manager Conte.
It was suggested that Fabregas’ style of play did not fit in with the Italian boss’ way of thinking but the Spain World Cup winner has now put these rumours to bed.
“Contrary to what has been written, the manager and I have a good relationship and he has NEVER told me that I can leave,” Fabregas told his followers on social media.
“He said that he counts on me, as I count on him. I will continue to fight for this club until the very end and when called upon I will always give my very best.
“I’m fully committed to Chelsea Football Club and my only goal is to help them win more trophies.”
A latest report from the Sun claim that the 29-year-old midfielder has been “brutally” informed by manager Antonio Conte that he has no future at Stamford Bridge.
It was believed that Conte held talks with Fabregas to let him know that “his days at Stamford Bridge are numbered”.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder was a noticeable absentee in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, with reports in Spain claiming Conte will try and force him out in the final few days of this summer’s transfer window.
Fabregas has made just one substitute appearance of 12 minutes this season for the west Londoners, who have won all three of their Premier League games.
He has slipped down the pecking order following the £30million signing of N’Golo Kante, who has established himself in central midfield alongside Nemanja Matic.
Juventus are among the clubs who have been linked with a move for Fabregas following the landmark sale of Paul Pogba this summer.
Fabregas has spent the last two years at Chelsea after a £30million move from Barcelona and was a key figure in the team’s title success in 2014-15.