Friday, 4 August 2017


Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has told Barcelona there is no possibility he will permit Eden Hazard to join the Spanish club as a substitution for Neymar.

Neymar finished his reality record exchange to Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, when the Brazil striker marked a five-year manage the French club subsequent to paying €222 million to discharge himself from his agreement at Barcelona.

Neymar's leave leaves an opportunity in the Barca assault that reports have recommended they might want to load with Chelsea forward Hazard.

Asked on Friday how he would react to a major cash offer for Hazard, Conte told columnists: "We are endeavoring to purchase the players, not to offer them. Generally the number is constantly less and we are in a bad position.

"These are bits of gossip. Eden is extremely cheerful to remain with us and to begin the new season."

Peril is right now sidelined while he recoups from lower leg surgery and the Belgian, who was harmed on global obligation toward the finish of last season, will miss the begin of Chelsea's Premier League title safeguard.

Risk's nonattendance and Diego Costa's outcast after his drop out with Conte leaves the Italian shy of assaulting choices in front of Sunday's Community Shield conflict with Arsenal.

Tested on whether he had communicated an enthusiasm for Neymar before PSG swooped, Conte stated: "Actually no, not genuine.

"It's a noteworthy measure of cash, £200 million. On the off chance that PSG can do this why not?

"For an ordinary player now you should be prepared to burn through £40 million, £50 million. In the event that you need to purchase a best player, you should be prepared to spend this cash."

While Conte was never in the chase for Neymar, he has been quick to include a few new signings in front of a twin ambush on the Premier League and Champions League.

Having won the English title while truant from European football last season, Conte knows the requests on his squad will be considerably more noteworthy this term.

Up until this point, he has landed previous Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco and protector Antonio Rudiger from Roma.

In any case, Conte has likewise sold Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, while Bakayoko will miss the begin of the season with knee damage.


Communicating indications of disappointment when gotten some information about the club's exchange action, Conte made it clear he needs more new faces.

"Presently for us it is imperative to endeavor to enhance our squad from the numerical viewpoint," he said.

"I think just a single player is insufficient to enhance our group. We have a little squad.

"We require more players, not of the best level like Neymar, but rather to enhance our squad and our quality. Presently we have couple of players."

Given the critical changes made by Manchester City and Manchester United, in addition to club record signings by Arsenal and Liverpool, Conte's worry is that Chelsea are stopping when their opponents are advancing.

After Chelsea and Leicester City sacked Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri not as much as a year subsequent to winning the title, the Chelsea supervisor is resolved to stay away from a moment season flounder, beginning against the Gunners on Sunday.

"It's typical to be somewhat reluctant to rehash the terrible season from two years back," he said.

"For beyond any doubt we need to work hard, harder than last season, to keep on improving each player.

"We know Arsenal is a solid group. We need to attempt to begin the season with a win. It's the primary trophy of the season."

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