Antonio Conte rejects Chelsea owner’s offer to make huge summer transfer – report
The Chelsea manager isn't interested in signing Barcelona forward Neymar, according to reports
Antonio Conte has turned down Roman Abramovich’s offer to sign Barcelona striker Neymar in a huge summer transfer window, according to reports.
Tuttosport – as quoted by Metro – are reporting that the Chelsea owner has made a remarkable agreement with Barcelona to sign the Brazil international in the summer transfer window.
Indeed, the Italian media outlet are claiming that the Russian oligarch is willing to pay a staggering world-record £155.5m fee for the former Santos man.
However, the same article goes on to state that Conte isn’t interested in signing Neymar despite Abramovich’s efforts to negotiate what would be an exciting transfer.
The Blues manager has instead offered some alternative transfer targets to his employers as Conte looks to improve his squad at the end of the current campaign.
Manchester United broke the transfer record last summer when Jose Mourinho recruited Paul Pogba in a £89m fee from Conte’s former employers Juventus last summer.
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Chelsea are on the cusp of securing their first Premier League title under Conte after the Italian’s appointment as Guus Hiddink’s replacement at the end of the 2015-16 season.