Conte keen on Pirlo reunion at Chelsea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

GETTY Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

The present is more important than the future. "I don't know him and I don't know why this person has spoken about me", Conte said ahead of Saturday's trip to Bournemouth. But a player like Diego Costa can score in every game, and I'm sure he can do this.

Inter, under the money- flushed ownership of Suning Holdings group, are understood to be keen to test his resolve to stay in London and are prepared to offer the former Italy and Juventus manager nearly complete control of transfer policy at San Siro.

"I read this interview about Pastorello".

Antonio Conte is unsure why legendary Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo is being linked with Chelsea in a coaching capacity, as he has no intention of retiring.

He added: "We want to finish very good and (for) a good season to become a great season for us".

He said: "I stayed in the changing-room". I think now I can see two teams, Chelsea and Tottenham, in this race.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has kicked off new contract talks.

"I have to compliment Chelsea, they're an outstanding team and their system works very well for them".

The Italian saw his side retain their seven-point lead at the top of the division with a hard-fought victory over Manchester City on Wednesday.

Inter Milan are reportedly keen on bringing the 47-year-old back to Italy, per Mark Ogdenfor ESPN FC, who reported that Chelsea "risk losing Conte" because of his homesickness and the uncertain futures surrounding several key players.

The Spain worldwide has never before gone four Premier League games without a goal, but Conte highlighted the overall contribution of the striker, who has 17 league goals to his name this season. "For now I have this and I want to enjoy it. But anything can happen because there are 24 points (to play for) and other rivals can go in this race".

'It's important for the team, the team won.

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