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Conte's Frustration Continues....


Antonio Conte Unhappiness Over Chelsea’s Transfer Policy The ever increasing reports that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is getting frustrated at the club's lack of signings in the transfer window is one that will stay on till this window closes at the end of August. It is an on going exposé across the tabloids about Antonio Conte's dissatisfaction about Chelsea's transfer plans. He was no doubt angered by the lack of early deals for new players in some positions which he would have preferred to strengthen before the pre-season games. Just recently in June, there were some news of his decision to quit the team before the preseason games, all bothering on the club’s snail pace in the transfer window. In similar thoughts he was unimpressed by the way Romero Lukaku deal was handled and many players that have gone aloft and evade the grasp of the club’s Technical Director, Michael Emenalo who was also known to have traded late during the last transfer window, although he eventually employed the services of quality and important Chelsea players for last season like N'golo Kante, David Luiz and Marcos Alonso But all these have failed to calm the nerves of the Chelsea manager who just some weeks ago was not alone in the moody situation over transfer deal of their clubs, Jose Mourinho the Manchester United manager was also unhappy about the situation until they recently purchased Chelsea's Nemanja Matic but the issue still persists because one player doesn’t solve the multiple bad situations. These problems between the manager and the club usually plays itself out across Europe and most times it has telling effects on the outcome of the teams. The top European clubs are known to add quality marque signings with their already successful teams and this measure employed help the teams to stay strong across every competition they take part in. The unending dilemma with Diego Costa is one whom the board at Chelsea felt Conte made a wrong move by sending a text message to Costa that he wasn't in his plan for next season. This to an extent caused an upset in the team’s balance and opened up their desperation in the transfer window especially after Manchester United hijacked Romero Lukaku from their very eyes and they had to go all out for the Real Madrid star, Alvaro Morata whom they bought for a club record fee of £58.5m and he probably still seem to be far from being Conte's preferred first choice striker. Chelsea obviously need to strengthen if they need to compete against quality oppositions that the champions league will throw at them especially when you consider some key lacking positions that is presently affecting them. They need to strengthen the central defense, wing back position, they already purchase a central midfielder in Bakayoko but they could have still kept Nemanja Matic in the club, they also need to strengthen the attack line with a winger and somehow stick with Morata and Batshauyi as the central forward options or somehow persuade Costa to stay for one more season or thereabout before he rekindles his love story with Athletico Madrid. There were some reports that Chelsea manager was heavily bittered with the club’s hierarchy for not making any attempt for Leonardo Bonucci before his eventual move to AC Milan, it was also said that he fancied players like Southampton's Virgil van Dijk, Napoli’s Dries Mertens and Old Lady’s Alex Sandro. Either way the story plays out, whether Chelsea strengthens in these areas needed by the team to challenge for laurels or they undertake a partial re-engineering of the team. Conte will not find this season as easy as last season where he strolled comfortably for the major part at the summit of the table and with his team taking part in the Champions League he should be expecting a test filled and energy draining campaign.

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