Blues manager Antonio Conte has said China’s spending power is a “danger” to global soccer.
Conte’s comments came with Oscar in talks to follow former Chelsea teammate Ramires by moving to the Chinese Super League.
The 25-year-old Oscar is reported to be joining Shanghai SIPG, which is coached by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, for about $65 million.
Clubs in the Chinese Super League have spent more than $400 million on foreign players in 2016.
Conte says “the Chinese market is a danger for all teams in the world. Not only for Chelsea but all teams in the world.”
The Italian coach insisted that the Premier League is “the best league in the world” and playing in it remains a “great opportunity, a great honor.”