Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has urged the Chelsea hierarchy to match Manchester City’s spending in the upcoming transfer windows.
Conte has already conceded that the Premier League title is Manchester City’s this season after they opened up a 14 point gap between them and Chelsea.
But Conte wants to stay another season at least, as per his contract, to reclaim the title from City. But he has stressed the importance of spending big to match Manchester City. Conte has frequently criticised Chelsea’s transfer activity last summer and was angered over their inability to close deals on his top targets such as Juventus left-back Alex Sandro among others. But now that technical director Michael Emanalo has left, Conte may have an easier route to get through his preferred targets come January.
Conte, as quoted by The Telegraph, discussed Manchester City’s transfer spending: “I think when you have this opportunity to go in the market to spend a lot of money, I think it is right to do this,” he said.
Conte elaborated further on Manchester City’s successful spending:”You must obviously be very good to spend your money in this way. You must be clever to understand the positions, the roles you have to improve… Every team, every club, must pay great attention.
And Conte has warned the rest of the league that if they don’t match City’s ability to sign players, then City will dominate for the long-term future.
“Because if a club like Manchester City takes all the best, it will be very difficult for us to fight. Not only in England but in Europe. If they can do this it is right for them to do this.”
Conte is still hoping to sign Juventus left-back Alex Sandro and Everton’s Ross Barkley among numerous other targets.