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Conte: “I don’t know about Ivanovic”

Antonio Conte is unhappy with his defenders' performance against Arsenal and thinks that some of them don't meet the required standard.

Antonio Conte has given no assurances over the Chelsea future of Branislav Ivanovic as Tuesday’s transfer deadline approaches.

The Serbia defender, 33 next month, has made more than 350 appearances since signing from Lokomotiv Moscow in January 2008, winning every major club honour.

“I don’t know if anything happens about him,” Conte said. “There are four days (remaining of the transfer window) and, in this month, there is a lot of speculation.”

“When I switched to three at the back, something changed and, for sure, I have to make decisions,” Conte added. “I think that, until now, he’s always involved in our squad.”
Meanwhile, The Mirror report that Ivanovic will quit before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.