Antonio Conte to quit Chelsea?


Italian head coach Antonio Conte is increasingly frustrated with his stay at Chelsea following the lack of breakthrough in negotiations with their key targets.

The Premier League holders have yet to make an outfield signing this summer with 35-year-old goalkeeper Willy Caballero being the only recruit on a free transfer earlier this month.

According to The Sun, Conte is seemingly unsettled at Stamford Bridge after the club’s recent failure to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

The Belgian was said to have set his heart out on a move to west London, but it now appears that he will link up with Manchester United, who have finalised a £75m deal.

Lukaku has stayed in the United States where he is training alongside Paul Pogba, and he is due to have a medical ahead of his Old Trafford switch.

Technical director Michael Emenalo was placed in charge of the transfer negotiations, and Conte appears to have been angered by the former’s failure to sign one of his prime targets.

Apparently, Mourinho had a similar relationship with Emenalo in the season which he was sacked, and Conte could be paving for an exit of his own, should the Blues not act in the coming weeks.

Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko and Roma’s Antonio Rudiger have been tipped to join the six-time English champions, but the deals for their respective moves are far from done.