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Nemanja Matic Sale a Casualty of "Crazy Transfer Market", Says Antonio Conte

12 August 2017

"We solved a lot in this summer, and for this reason it's very important to try to improve our squad because we have one more competition".

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Nemanja Matic has gone and Diego Costa seems to be going - it's true that good players are coming [in] but not these kind of players.

Willian is entering his fifth season with Chelsea, claiming two Premier League titles in that time.

Nemanja Matic's name is echoing strongly at Chelsea over the past couple of weeks as it becomes apparent that Antonio Conte might have been against his sale to Manchester United.

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He told Sky Sports News: "When a player leaves a club, you do not normally see a manager speak so glowingly about them". They are bit like Real Madrid in this sense - they don't value the manager like other clubs.

Chelsea begin their 2017-18 campaign at home to Burnley on Saturday having stormed to glory in Conte's debut season in England's top flight.

"He is starting to understand what I want from him during games", Conte said.

He said: "I admit it [his fee] is a very important amount, but I have personality to play quietly and go my way". But sometimes I think you must accept this insane summer transfer market.

Antonio Conte wants to make further signings before the end of the transfer window. "They've had an outflux, a lot of players have gone but majority were squad players and young players who probably won't affect the first XI that much.

But Chelsea have signed Bakayoko, who made a great season at Monaco, to reinforce our team".

The Serbian's Premier League experience could prove to be a world's difference as Blues wait for the summer arrival Bakayoko to hit the ground running. My idea was to give Bakayoko the right time to adapt in this league behind Matic.

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Jose Mourinho landed a considerable blow to Chelsea's preparations for the upcoming campaign by pinching Romelu Lukaku - a big target for the Italian - from under their nose.

It is something Conte has bemoaned, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had an answer, pointing to Chelsea sending numerous players out on loan.

"I know now twice as many people look at me".

'But you can see at Juventus I think he used to do the same thing, in the summer he'd push the club to buy more players to move forward.

Morata however admitted it has been challenging to adapt to Antonio Conte's tactics.

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Chelsea have signed just four players - Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger and Willy Caballero - in a hard summer transfer window, but Conte says that he and the club's hierarchy remain on the same page when it comes to player recruitment.

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