Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte is not yet prepared to give the green-light for Nemanja Matic to join Manchester United, according to the Daily Record.

The Daily Record report that Matic is on Jose Mourinho’s summer transfer wish-list, but negotiations between him and his former employers are complicated.

It is reported that Conte will not allow the Serb to leave until he has adequately replaced him. As per the Daily Record, Chelsea have agreed a fee with AS Monaco to sign midfield general Tiemoue Bakayoko, but that will not be enough to satisfy the Italian.

The Daily Record believe that Conte also wants to draft in a box-to-box midfielder, with AS Roma star Radja Nainggolan thought to be on his list of potential targets.

It is noted by the Daily Record that Conte is still prepared to walk if his transfer demands are not met, which may well force the Chelsea hierarchy into action in the market.

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