Antonio Conte breaks silence on Jamie Vardy transfer speculation

Antonio Conte insists he will not quit Chelsea

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But with Chelsea managers coming and going like London buses, Conte admits there are no guarantees he will survive to the end of his contract in the summer of 2019.

When asked about the link with Allegri, who has been joined by Luis Enrique and the Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri on Chelsea's list of reported targets, Conte said: "Everything is possible".

The Blues have already achieved success under current incumbent Antonio Conte, who guided them to their fifth Premier League crown last season, while also reaching the FA Cup final.

"In one moment you can stay here". A report in Thursday's edition of Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claimed that Conte's replacement at Juve is now being lined up to join the Blues this summer, a move that makes perfect sense. AC Milan have long been suitors for the services of the Italian gaffer and are ready to offer him complete ownership of the club's transfer activities along with a hefty wage package to lure him back to the San Siro-based clubs. I think it is a good investment - we are talking about a price that is not so high.

That means Michy Batshuayi will have to make do with a place on the bench where he'll be joined by the likes of Pedro and Willian.

"Something is strange if after the first game we lost against Burnley the press pressed quickly for me to be sacked for another coach.

In this case, I think the club has to decide to send me away".

Having thrashed Stoke City 5-0 in the final game of 2017 without the services of rested talisman Eden Hazard, the portents looked good for the New Year.

'If Kenedy goes on loan, we go to take another player or we take a player from the academy.

29 July 2017: Conte says that he must avoid "a Mourinho season" as the champions attempt to defend their Premier League title.

Antonio Conte is said to be in the market for attacking reinforcements during the January transfer window. I don't ask to change the situation. They are still in all cups and on course to finish in the top four.

"Remember how wound up Mourinho got when he was Chelsea manager? We have to improve", Conte explained. I am happy in what I am doing now and what I did in the past.

Conte admitted Kenedy may be sent out on loan amid rumours that Newcastle are keen on the Brazilian. "Maybe once again he just wants to divert the attention from his team".

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