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Conte: Chelsea Running “Austerity Programme” So I Don’t Get The Players I Want

Conte: Chelsea Running “Austerity Programme” So I Don’t Get The Players I Want

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is not aiming to make any major transfer this January because he’s not expecting support from the club as he’s hardly gotten the players he requested, the manager has complained.

The Blues played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday but the attention soon turned to the transfer window and possible signings.

Reigning champions Chelsea have been linked with Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal as Conte looks to reunite with the former Juventus star, while Monaco’s Thomas Lemar has also been mentioned.

However, Conte said via Sky Sport Italia: “I do not aim high with my requests, especially as in my history I’ve rarely been given the players I asked for. I always ended up at clubs who were running an austerity programme.


“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.”

Chelsea are third in the Premier League, a point adrift of Manchester United and 16 behind runaway leaders Manchester City after 22 rounds.

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