Antonio Conte is reportedly unhappy with the Chelsea board due to the lack of transfer activity, say La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Italian outlet claim that Conte had expected the board to act swiftly in the transfer market, to secure his priority targets. The Chelsea head coach is keen to reinforce his squad ahead of the upcoming season, fully aware of the added challenge that Champions league football will bring. However, he is unhappy with the lack of urgency shown, as they claim.
La Gazzetta also report that the club are also displeased with Conte, due to his handling of Diego Costa, following the revelation that he had informed the Spain international that he was not in his plans for next season, as the BBC reported.
As a result of Conte’s decision to inform Costa, the striker revealed all, which in turn puts Chelsea in a weak position when in negotiations, as clubs know that the striker is unwanted.
Despite this news, it is believed that Chelsea are close to bringing in Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, with L’Equipe reporting that a £35m deal had been agreed between the two clubs.
Chelsea are also believed to be closing in on former Blue, Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgian revealing last week that he had agreed personal terms with an unnamed club, per Sky Sports. Everton, however, are demanding a £100m fee for the striker, who joined the club from Chelsea for £28m back in 2014, as Sky Sports reported.