Sport Conte has no plans to walk out: I am fully committed to Chelsea

01:55  13 january  2018
01:55  13 january  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Conte snaps at Mourinho 'clowns' jibe and takes aim at Wenger

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The Blues’ plans for Alexis remain unchanged, despite news of rival interest emerging on Thursday, and the club are also believed to be working on at least one other deal. Chelsea never wanted Vardy, says Conte .

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out a move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. The Chile international has been widely tipped to join Manchester City, either in the January window or when his contract runs out this summer, but Chelsea never wanted Vardy, says Conte .

Antonio Conte - cropped: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte © Provided by Goal Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte's future may be the subject of much debate, but Chelsea's manager insists he will not walk out on the club.

Despite guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge, Conte has been repeatedly questioned over his future in recent months, amid continued speculation he could depart before his contract expires in June 2019.

Earlier this month Conte appeared to express frustration with the club's transfer policy, saying that "in my history I've rarely been given the players I asked for" and that he "always ended up at clubs who were running an austerity programme."

Mourinho losing his memory, claims Conte

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Conte says Chelsea may consider promoting an academy player to allow Kenedy to go on loan, with Newcastle United "If you anticipate the transfer market you become stronger and you make the other team weak, and I have great respect for the plan of the others because everyone is trying to kill you."

The 16-year-old Spaniard joined the club from Espanyol in 2017 and becomes the second academy star to commit their future to the Red Devils, with Aliou Traore having also signed this week. Chelsea never wanted Vardy, says Conte .

The Italian was asked about Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique being linked with his job on Friday and replied: "Everything is possible."

However, Conte went on to make it clear he is happy in his role and subsequently told reporters there was no chance he would quit Chelsea.

"I am fully committed for Chelsea," he said.

"I am fully committed in this and I am happy in what I am doing now and what I did in the past. But I am more happy in what I am doing now."

When Conte was pressed further on the matter and asked if there was "no way he would walk away", he simply replied: "No."

Conte's Chelsea sit third in the Premier League table, 16 points back of leaders Manchester City entering Saturday's match against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.

David Moyes denies West Ham interest in Michy Batshuayi .
Despite netting 17 goals in 50 appearances for Chelsea since his £33m arrival from Marseille 18 months ago, Michy Batshuayi has never fully earned the trust of Antonio Conte. The Belgian striker is likely to be offloaded by the Blues this month to pave the way for a new centre-forward more akin to what Conte wants in a striker, but it appears as if he won’t be ending up at West Ham. Hammers boss David Moyes was spotted at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night during Chelsea’s FA Cup third round replay against Norwich where Batshuayi netted in what was a pretty poor display from the Belgian, but Moyes has told the media he was not looking at the striker. “I don’t think people should make an awful lot of it, I go to a lot of games. I’m a football supporter as well as a manager.” “We never said we were interested in him (Batshuayi). We try not to talk about players at other clubs because I’m there to watch a game and wasn’t necessarily there to watch anyone individually.” West Ham tried and failed to land Batshuayi prior to him joining Chelsea and have continued to be linked with loan moves for the striker, who is also a reported target for Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund.

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