Chelsea’s hierarchy maintain they are not worried about speculation linking Antonio Conte with a move away from the club this summer.
The Italian coach is reportedly frustrated with the club over their lack of transfer activity and it is said that he will not agree on a contract extension until the matter is sorted.
The Independent report Conte is not happy that the Blues have not made any new signings while he has been on holiday, something he expected sporting director Michael Emenalo and transfer negotiator Marina Granovskaia to do.
The Premier League champions have been linked with a number of players and are said to be in negotiations with Romelu Lukaku and Tiemoue Bakayoko but so far, no deals have been completed.
Conte is adamant that Chelsea must act quickly in the market to build a sustainable squad to cope domestically and in Europe. He believes that due to his impressive debut campaign, he should already have been given greater resources.
However, this is not to say the former Juve man is heading for the exit door with the west London club confident they can appease the boss and get the necessary business done in the summer.
The main area that will require strengthening will be up front with Conte telling Diego Costa – who scored 20 Premier League goals last season – that he is no longer part of his plans.
Michy Batshuayi will certainly not be given the responsibility and Tammy Abraham will be sent out on loan again.