Just In: Chelsea star rules out summer exit despite uncertainty over new manager


Pedro struggled for game time last season, starting just 21 games for Chelsea in the Premier League and Champions League.

It saw the 30-year-old miss out on a place in Spain’s World Cup squad, despite him winning it back in 2010 in South Africa.

But Pedro insists he remains happy at Stamford Bridge, where he’s won the Premier League and FA Cup since joining from Barcelona in 2015.

“Obviously I have a contract at Chelsea and most likely I will stay. I’m good here,” he said.

“I’m very comfortable with my team-mates and, in football terms, I’m very happy for having won the Premier League and the FA Cup in three years.

“I’m happy because it’s always difficult to win trophies in England.

“I’m enjoying my holidays right now, getting some rest and spending time with family, and then start the new season in the best way.”

Chelsea is expected to sack manager Antonio Conte this summer, with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Maurizio Sarri and Laurent Blanc linked with the job.

And Pedro is determined to make it work under whoever comes in.

“We know there might be some changes, we’re waiting,” he added. “If a new manager comes, we’ll try to work in the best way possible.”

Chelsea FC news: Antonio Conte rejects offer from Real Madrid

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has rejected an offer from Real Madrid.

The Italian looks like he is on borrowed time at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues already searching for his replacement.

Conte has been offered a way out of Chelsea by Real Madrid, who called him on Thursday about taking over there.

But, according to Sky Sports Italia, the 48-year-old rejected the approach from the European champions.

Conte is said to have reservations about taking over a squad full of stars, who he believes would not agree to his level of work ethic.

The Italian also intends to honour his contract at Chelsea – and will not leave unless he is sacked.

Waiting for the Blues to fire him is also the more lucrative option for Conte, with his compensation package believed to be worth up to £9million.