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Inter Milan winger Jonathan Biabiany turns down Chelsea loan

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Image: Jonathan Biabiany rejects Chelsea'a advances - Sky in Italy

Inter Milan winger Jonathan Biabiany has turned down a loan offer from Chelsea, according to Sky in Italy.

The France international has not been part of Inter's first team this season, making only three appearances in all competitions.

But the 28-year-old, who has had spells at Chievo, Parma and Sampdoria during his career in Italy, has rejected a temporary switch to Antonio Conte's Premier League table-toppers.

The winger has decided he wants to remain with the Nerazzurri and is understood to have had reservations about whether or not he would have been part of the long-term project at Stamford Bridge.

Brazilian football player Oscar (C) is escorted as he arrives at Shanghai airport on January 2 2017
Image: Oscar left Chelsea last month to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG

Biabiany, who has reportedly been a target for Liverpool in previous seasons, joined Inter as a free agent in 2015 after his former club Parma went bankrupt.

Chelsea have made a concerted effort to strengthen their squad this month following the recent departures of Oscar, Patrick Bamford and John Obi Mikel, with Branislav Ivanovic and Asmir Begovic also linked with the Stamford Bridge exit door.

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Boss Conte has so far been thwarted in his efforts to sign Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, and Celtic duo Moussa Dembele and Craig Gordon this month.

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