Ross Barkley, Emerson Palmieri and Olivier Giroud have been delivered in the course of the switch window, however Conte had his eye on greater profile targets and appears lower than happy with what he has been given by his superiors at board stage.
ESPN footage that includes a uncooked post-match interview following Wednesday night time’s humiliating dwelling defeat towards Bournemouth appeared to indicate Conte’s true emotions concerning the state of affairs.
“I am not glad a bit, it isn’t necessary,” a clearly disgruntled Conte mentioned.
Watch video beneath from 1:38 for Conte’s response to new signings
The battle between Conte and Stamford Bridge officers over participant recruitment has been raging since final season and prompted hypothesis in the course of the summer time that he may stop. He was not given his most well-liked targets then and extra of the identical has occurred now.
A report from The Guardian notes that Virgil van Dijk, Alex Sandro and Alexis Sanchez have been the three gamers on his wishlist, two of whom joined different Premier League golf equipment final month as a substitute.
Of the gamers that Chelsea signed in actuality, each Barkley and Emerson are coming off the again of long-term accidents, whereas 31-year-old Giroud is a short-term reduction choice at finest.
SkyBet lists solely struggling Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino (11/10) because the Premier League supervisor extra more likely to subsequent depart a job than Conte (9/four), whereas the Each day Mirror has pushed the hearsay that ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique could possibly be introduced in as a substitute.