Transfer competition from Chinese clubs a "danger to all" clubs says Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager could lose Oscar to Shanghai SIPG

BY Raf Diallo 20:54 Friday 16 December 2016, 20:54 16 Dec 2016

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte appears dejected during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture by: Adam Davy / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Chinese clubs are a big threat to the Premier League and other top divisions around the world.

It has been reported that midfielder Oscar could end up moving to Super League side Shanghai SIPG this January in a deal worth over £50 million.

He would be the latest of a number of European based players to make big money moves to China.

Jackson Martinez, Paulinho, Ramires, Gervinho, Graziano Pelle and Demba Ba are among the former Premier League players to have made the move to China for lucrative salaries. 

But from a Chelsea perspective, Conte says it's something they can't afford to worry too much about.

"The Chinese market is a danger for all," said the former Juventus boss.

"Not only for Chelsea but all the teams in the world. But I think we must concentrate on our work, not think that in China there is a lot of money and they can arrive to take the players there."

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