Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has told his players to retain their focus as the winter transfer window nears.
The Blues boss on Thursday said he would welcome January reinforcements to add to his squad, while some of his players have been linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge.
“A difficult period is starting,” Conte said.
“In this period there are a lot of rumours. Some rumours are true, some rumours are wrong.
“We have to play every three days and it’s not right that these rumours disturb us.
“My players are very clever to be focused on this period, to play, to go game by game, don’t listen to these rumours.
“We must be ready to face this situation. The best way for me is don’t read and only to chat with the club and then to try to improve our squad, if this is possible. If.”