“I want to say Kante was a target and for this reason I’m very happy the club bought the player,” Conte told the club’s official website

“He’s a good player. He has good technique, fantastic stamina and I like this type of player. 

“If you want to win a team needs this type of player – Kante, Matic and Mikel – that work hard for the team.

“We identified him, me and the club together, and I think Kante can give a lot to Chelsea, to enforce a zone which is very important if we want to play with two central midfielders. 

“He showed last season he’s able to play with another midfielder. I think with this player we’ve reinforced the squad.

“All together we are working to improve the squad. We know we have to but we prefer to wait and go for our targets, rather than go with emotion and take the players who don’t adapt to our idea of football. 

“I’m also very happy about Batshuayi. Tomorrow he arrives and he will start to work with the team.”