Chelsea deny Conte bust-up over transfer policy

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The Blues boss was reportedly upset with the lack of movement in the transfer market but the Stamford Bridge outfit have quashed such claims

Chelsea have downplayed reports of a rift between Antonio Conte and their transfer chiefs over a lack of movement so far ahead of the summer market.

Blues fans have been concerned as reports in Italy suggested that cracks were starting to appear in the relationship between the club’s manager and those who run the club.

Conte was thought to be growing frustrated with the likes of club director Marina Granovskaia and technical director Michael Emenalo over the club’s lack of signings so far in the transfer market, but Chelsea have denied the reports.

Conte is also set for talks over an improved new deal and he is preparing to move his family to London over the summer. However, sources in Italy have told Goal that Conte is frustrated with progress over signings and that he is keen to seek reassurance despite being on holiday at the moment.

Chelsea have yet to make a major signing for their senior squad but are chasing deals for Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko after rivals Manchester City have already made £78m worth of signings.

Manchester United have signed Victor Lindelof and they are expected to complete a move for Alvaro Morata next week, who was one of Conte’s preferred options to come in up front.

The transfer window officially opens on 1 July and Chelsea didn’t make their first signing last summer until 3 July when Michy Batshuayi made a £33 million move from Marseille during Euro 2016.

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Chelsea are thought to have significant funds to play with in this transfer window and will likely spend over £100m before transfer deadline day on 31 August.

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