Chelsea Deny Rift With Conte


Chelsea has denied reports of a feud with coach Antonio Conte following a relatively low transfer activity in this summer market.

A lot of Chelsea fans have expressed their concerns over reports that the relationship between the coach and the club’s hierarchy which was further exacerbated by the way he handled the Diego Costa’s situation.

Antonio is said to be frustrated with the way the club’s director, Marina Granovskaia and Michael Emenalo, the technical director, because of their lack of activities this summer in the transfer window. But sources at the club have denied this allegation.

The club has also revealed that discussions are currently ongoing for an improved contract for the Italian manager who is making plans to move his family to the UK this summer.

Although Chelsea has not made any major signing or addition to their squad this summer, there are reports that the club is currently chasing deals to re-sign Romelu Lukaku and Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, who is also being chased by Manchester City.

Strengthened Rivals

This comes after Manchester United announced the signing of Victor Lindelof and are in advanced talks to sign Alvaro Morata, who is said to be Conte’s top transfer target this season to replace Diego Costa.

However, it is reported that funds are not the major reason why the club have not signed any player this season as they reportedly have a transfer budget of over 100 million pounds to spend before the end of this transfer window on the 31st of August.

Hope for Diego Costa

The situation with Diego Cost might also affect the club’s transfer plans as there are moves to repair the relationship between Antonio Conte and Diego Costa, which means the club would shelve any plans to sign any striker this season.