Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the huge money being spent on players by Chinese clubs is a “danger for all teams in the world”.
Blues midfielder Oscar, 25, is close to a £60m move to Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG in January and is expected to receive an estimated £400,000-a-week.
Conte said it would be “difficult” to manage a player on such a high salary.
Chinese clubs spent £200m before the start of the 2016 season.
The transfer record was broken three times in 10 days, as Jiangsu Suning spent £38.4m for Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira and £25m on his compatriot Ramires for £25m from Chelsea, while Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao brought in Colombia striker Jackson Martinez for £31m from Atletico Madrid.
Shanghai SIPG then broke the transfer record in the mid-season summer window as Shanghai SIPG bought Zenit St Petersburg’s Brazil forward Hulk for £46.1m.
The next Chinese transfer window opens on 1 January and closes on 28 February.
Arsenal midfielder Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a reported £500,000-a-week contract at Hebei China Fortune, managed by former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
“The Chinese market is a danger for all teams in the world, not only for Chelsea,” said Conte.
But speaking about the Premier League, he added: “This league is fantastic, a great opportunity (for players), a great honour and we should be very proud we play in this league.
“It is the best league in the world and for this reason I do not worry about this (China).”
Conte refused to confirm Oscar’s move, saying: “I don’t know exactly the amount, or the situation. Now we have to wait, when it is the moment you will know.”
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