Conte says "everything is possible" when asked about future

Ross Barkley

Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title a year ago after taking over in 2016 but has never had an easy relationship with the Chelsea hierarchy and is now fully expected to move on.

The Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has been linked with taking Conte's position at Stamford Bridge in the event that he departs in pre-season, a year before the end of his contract.

The former Juventus and Italy boss says that goes with the territory of working at Chelsea and does not happen at other clubs.

With Conte evidently lacking faith in the ability of backup striker Michy Batshuayi, which has probably knocked the 24-year-old's confidence and limited his effectiveness when he has been deployed, as Morata's toils up front have continued so have Chelsea's. "But remember, when you wind Mourinho up, he's very clever in these debate situations".

He told Sky Italia: "I think Conte did not understand who he was dealing with, he should have said that it is Chelsea's shirt that makes the coaches shake". Now I am fully committed for Chelsea, in this job, to work with my players and to try also to improve the club in the football aspect.

Given the fact that Mourinho is the most successful manager in Chelsea's history and Conte then turned up and won a title in his first season, with largely the same squad Mourinho had heading into a relegation battle in 2015-16, the subplots are numerous.

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The manager was unhappy with the West London club's transfer policy, and it has been reported that he will depart from Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

"He is learning to deal with these type of situations, and if we speak about Batshuayi we are at the same level". There is something unusual if, after the first game we lost against Burnley, the press pushed quickly to sack me for another coach. "He didn't play and I think this season if you consider his injury for a month, he had his chance", the Italian manager added.

But Conte insists that despite his admiration for the 31-year-old's talent, he has never considered signing him.

"He knows very well my admiration for him". "What I was trying to say is that I behave bad a few times and this moment I control myself better". I have great admiration for great players and Alexis Sanchez is one of those players.

"If Manchester City wants Alexis Sanchez, they buy Alexis Sanchez".

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