Antonio Conte Man City

Antonio Conte has rubbished suggestions that he was involved Mohamed Salah’s move from Chelsea to Roma in 2016, The Metro reports.

The Egyptian joined Chelsea under Jose Mourinho but failed to get into the now Manchester United manager’s plans at Stamford Bridge.

Salah had loan spells at Fiorentina and Roma before making his move to the Italian capital permanent as he thrived for the Blues’ group stage Champions League opponents.

The winger then made a £34m (fee reported by the BBC) return to the Premier League, signing for Liverpool who reached the Champions League final on Wednesday, defeating Roma 7-6 on aggregate despite losing 4-2 on the night.

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Mohamed Salah (left) pictured with the 2017-18 PFA Player of the Year award

The Blues have been made to pay for letting Salah go so easily even though he failed to make a name for himself at SW6. When speaking to reporters on Friday, Antonio Conte is quoted by the Metro insisting he is taking zero responsibility for Salah’s departure from Chelsea.

“No, I have never spoken about this because I think the situation is clear.

“No one asked me about him, I don’t want to take responsibility! I would be in trouble.”

The Chelsea head coach will be hoping his team can stop Salah in his pursuit of becoming the first player in the Premier League era to score 32 league goals since the top flight switched to a 38-game season in the 1995-96 campaign.

Chelsea host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in what is a must win game for the Blues in keeping our hopes of a Champions League spot next season alive.

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