Cesc Fabregas believes he will stay at Chelsea until the end of the season.
But the Spanish midfielder insists he wants to play more regularly after falling down the pecking order under Maurizio Sarri.
Fabregas is out of contract next summer, and is unlikely to be handed a new deal.
As such he has been linked with a January move away, with AC Milan keen on taking the ex-Barcelona and Arsenal star to San Siro, who started in Thursday night’s 4-0 win over PAOK in the Europa League.
Fabregas, 31, remains happy to play his part for the Blues between now and the end of the season.
And speaking after the win at Stamford Bridge, he revealed that he doesn’t currently envisage a situation in which he leaves when the transfer window opens in January.
“We have a good squad with a lot of valuable players,” explained Fabregas. “I’m at Stamford Bridge and I’m happy, but it’s clear that every player wants to play more.
““Milan-Chelsea contacts? I haven’t talked to anyone, but it’s obvious that if I haven’t signed a renewal then I can do a deal with someone from January and will probably attract a lot of clubs.
“Will I stay until the end of the season? For now I can say yes.”