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Special Juan

The Conte Thread

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A report on Gazetta della sporto started it and then di Marzio's website posted it (Note: without taking credit of a by-line). 

All reports have few things in common. 

Club is unwilling to spend this summer when there is Nike deal, Oscar sale, Cuadrado sale, small squad with European competition coming up?

Conte is unhappy over lack of transfers two weeks into the transfer window, with two and a half months left?

Wants control over coaching appointments? Didn't he bring a sizable number of staff over when he joined? 

No reason to believe any of this, I think, But what do I know? I am not a journo with a Twitter following. That would be Duncan Castles and di Marzio who are stirring this up today

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Board got so lucky this season with Conte winning the title... They didn't get any 1st choice players Conte wanted. Even Kante was because we couldn't get Nainggolan. And these fuckers can't even thank Conte now and buy him some players he wants. This will end in tears once again.

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1 hour ago, Strike said:

A report on Gazetta della sporto started it and then di Marzio's website posted it (Note: without taking credit of a by-line). 

All reports have few things in common. 

Club is unwilling to spend this summer when there is Nike deal, Oscar sale, Cuadrado sale, small squad with European competition coming up?

Conte is unhappy over lack of transfers two weeks into the transfer window, with two and a half months left?

Wants control over coaching appointments? Didn't he bring a sizable number of staff over when he joined? 

No reason to believe any of this, I think, But what do I know? I am not a journo with a Twitter following. That would be Duncan Castles and di Marzio who are stirring this up today

On one hand, it feels like there are some truth but on the other, it feels the journalists are feeding off on the paranoia of fans to get more clicks. I mean, aren't those the general concerns that we have had for years?

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It's been widely reported that Chelsea has a ~£200 million transfer budget this summer, and it also has been widely reported that Conte wants ~5 new players. Divide 200 by 5 and we may understand why the board doesn't want to splash too much on one player, considering the average price for those 5 players must be 40 million. Put 90 mill on Lukaku alone and the rest must come at 27,5 million average, for which you can't even get decent squad players anymore. Add in our stadium expansion plans and this could very well be the reason why we have been penny pinching despite all the money being thrown at us. Either that, or we have incredibly shit negotiators.

I hope this situation will be resolved quickly. If not and Conte walks, then Marina Emenalo (widely reported to be the main people behind transfers) must be fired ASAP. They are replaceable, King 'Tonio isn't.

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33 minutes ago, Jason said:

On one hand, it feels like there are some truth but on the other, it feels the journalists are feeding off on the paranoia of fans to get more clicks. I mean, aren't those the general concerns that we have had for years?

Yes but I think this particular story is fake. The source Duncan Castles has made similar claims about Conte and Chelsea in the past but the reasons mentioned for leaving doesn't quite add up.

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I think we got more than 200 million to spend if we want. 200 million doesn't include the Costa, Begovic, Atsu, Solanke and other sales we make. The media don't know their ass from their elbow, and Sky Sports "sources" only ever recycle the same shit someone like The Sun, Mirror, Metro, Gazetta or some unreliable twitter "journo" says. The majority of Italian media are unreliable, and I certainly wouldn't listen to anything they say because they are bias. All this has started because the text exchange between Conte and Costa, and also because we've not announced signings in this transfer window (likely due to kit deal with Nike) yet and they put two and two together and come up with 5. 

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It's too early for Conte to think like this, if that really is true. But, one thing is certain - we need to present one new quality signing, sooner rather than later to cool down the situation, it could only get worse. Being it Bakayoko or Lukaku.

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This talk of Conte leaving would be much more believable if we are still experiencing same situation this time next month. Right now, there's still time to sort things out and a tad too early to press the panic button.

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20 minutes ago, Jason said:

This talk of Conte leaving would be much more believable if we are still experiencing same situation this time next month. Right now, there's still time to sort things out and a tad too early to press the panic button.

It's not time to panic. It's a concern that so many reporters are saying Conte isn't happy but when panic mode will set in is a week or two after the Nike deal kicks in and we haven't announced anything. 

Until July 10th, I'll still give our board the benefit of a doubt. 

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50 minutes ago, manpe said:

It's been widely reported that Chelsea has a ~£200 million transfer budget this summer, and it also has been widely reported that Conte wants ~5 new players. Divide 200 by 5 and we may understand why the board doesn't want to splash too much on one player, considering the average price for those 5 players must be 40 million. Put 90 mill on Lukaku alone and the rest must come at 27,5 million average, for which you can't even get decent squad players anymore. Add in our stadium expansion plans and this could very well be the reason why we have been penny pinching despite all the money being thrown at us. Either that, or we have incredibly shit negotiators.

I hope this situation will be resolved quickly. If not and Conte walks, then Marina Emenalo (widely reported to be the main people behind transfers) must be fired ASAP. They are replaceable, King 'Tonio isn't.

It would be interesting to know what this £200mill is made up from.

Does it include players sold? And will it include the plaers that we will sell?

When Conte said we needed 6 players that was pre Costa. And with it looking like Matic is off thats 2 more starters needs replacing. I think £200 mill is a drop in the ocean to what we NEED.

I'm worried. It seems no matter how we look at it we wont get enough players to upgrade the starters let alone add depth.

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BREAKING NEWS

Antonio Conte is committed to Chelsea and will return for pre-season in the first week of July, according to Sky sources.

There were reports this morning that he's not happy with Chelsea over a lack of singings. But we understand he is happy at the club and those reports are false.

Chelsea are calm over the speculation, which they consider to be unfounded, and sources at the club say it is business as usual.

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If we are to challenge on all fronts and that means everything then it has to be a 300M summer. Elite players need to be purchased, such as Alexis Sanchez. No point scraping the barrel because come next season we will be left high and dry because we did fuck all about it. Another shite summer of Papa Djiliboji's won't cut it, those transfers windows need to be a thing of the past and all this scrambling in the remaining minutes of a transfer window come because we simply won't pay the money and it's quite frankly stupid.

If you want to be part of the elite then you pay elite money for elite players, very simple.

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11 minutes ago, NiclasCFC said:

BREAKING NEWS

Antonio Conte is committed to Chelsea and will return for pre-season in the first week of July, according to Sky sources.

There were reports this morning that he's not happy with Chelsea over a lack of singings. But we understand he is happy at the club and those reports are false.

Chelsea are calm over the speculation, which they consider to be unfounded, and sources at the club say it is business as usual.

Is that quote from sky sports they spelled signings wrong lol

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Someone pointed this out on Twitter and it's a good spot - since 2008, we have made officially only 2 signings in June (Deco and Fabregas). Most of our transfer business are done in July or August (remember the 2012/13 season?).

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