Antonio Conte’s response when asked about new Chelsea signings
Antonio Conte addresses the prospect of further signings at Chelsea this summer
Antonio Conte is remaining tight-lipped on the prospect of Chelsea making any further signings in the summer transfer window.
The 46-year-old faced the British media for the first time as Blues manager on Thursday afternoon at Stamford Bridge following his appointment as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor earlier this year.
Conte has already been linked with a host of potential signings in the summer transfer window, including a number of Serie A targets given his experience in the Italian top flight.
However, Chelsea have only signed Belgium international Michy Batshuayi this summer so far, landing the centre-forward in a £34m deal from Ligue 1 side Marseille earlier this month.
Speaking at a news conference in west London on Thursday afternoon as he was unveiled to the English media, Conte discussed the possibility of making further signings this summer.
“I prefer not to speak [about transfers],” Conte said.
“We must take a player to adapt to our idea of football for our philosophy.
“It’s not right to say the names because these players are in another team.
“I don’t want another manager to speak of my players and I don’t like to do the same.”
Chelsea finished in tenth place in the Premier League table last season after a disappointing defence of their top-flight crown.
The Blues won the Premier League title and the League Cup in Mourinho’s final full season in charge at the west London club.