Antonio Conte insists it is too soon to be discussing the Chelsea future of Cesc Fabregas.
Speculation this week has suggested that Fabregas could leave Chelsea in the January transfer window after the Spaniard has started just one Premier League game under Conte.
But when asked about Fabregas, Conte brushed off the talk of a possible exit, with another two months to run until the window opens.
"Now we are at the start of November and it is important to be in the present. For this type of situation it is too early to talk,” said Conte.
"Fabregas is Chelsea's player and I'm very happy to have him in my squad."
Good to be back with the team. A little bit short for Sunday but feeling great. ??⚽️ pic.twitter.com/g2AWw4Fyf8
— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) October 28, 2016
A thigh injury has sidelined Fabregas since Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat at Arsenal in September, but he resumed full training with the first-team squad this week alongside defender Kurt Zouma.
Neither will feature in this weekend’s encounter against Everton, but Conte does expect to have them back in contention after the international break.
"Fabregas and Kurt Zouma started to train with the team this week," added Conte.
"It is normal when you start after a long period of rest, you need to find the best form or the best shape and I think after the international break they will be available for selection.”