Antonio Conte response to Chelsea over transfer failures

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has criticized his club’s inability to get their top transfer targets in recent times.

This is not the first time the Italian manager has made his opinions about the club’s transfer dealings known, as he was left displeased his activities during the summer that saw The Blues miss out on Romelu Lukaku, Alex Sandro amongst others.

After winning the Premier League title at the end of his first season in charge of the club, Conte made known the fact that his side would need to add more quality players to his squad as they looked to defend their title and as well as compete in the UEFA Champions League.

Despite his side signing 6 players in the summer, the departures of the likes of Nemanja Matic, Diego Costa and Nathaniel Chalobah didn’t see those transfers in, make the expected impact. Also, the fact that they were unable to secure top targets for the manager added to his displeasure.

The Blues are currently in a fight for Top Four spots as they too far away from leaders Manchester City. Speaking to Italian press after his side’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal at The Emirates, Conte once again brought up the recent transfer strategies of the club.

“I do not aim high with my requests especially as in my history I’ve rarely been given the players I asked for. I just try to do my work. If someone arrives, good, if they don’t, then that’s fine too. I have to continue my work, either way.”

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