Antonio Conte has dismissed speculation that his Chelsea future is in fresh doubt. 

Reports on Friday suggested former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti is on standby for a return to Stamford Bridge because the club hierarchy do not expect Conte to see out his contract.

But the Chelsea boss believes it is an attempt to damage his relationship with the club and branded the reports ‘disrespectful’. 

Conte said: “There’s a lot of bull***t. They try to create problems between me and the club. I’ve answered this very well in the past about different issues.

“It’s a lack of respect. To put other persons in this way is not correct. It is not correct and I hate this type of situation.”

Ancelotti spent two seasons at Chelsea, winning the FA Cup and the Premier League during his first campaign at the club. 

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