Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said that the transfer business is for the club to decide and signing in players is not his call.
The Premier League reigning champs were shaken by the resignation of technical director Michael Emanalo who spent a decade coaching and scouting departments at the Stamford Bridge and acted as Conte’s prime line of communication to the Chelsea hierarchy.
Despite the departure of Emanalo, Chelsea this did not bring too much disruption as Conte now directly communicates with chief transfer negotiator Marina Granovskaia.
Conte was frustrated with Chelsea’s troubled summer transfer dealings and has been vocal in recent weeks about his desire for improved squad depth in January, but the manager admitted that he is not involved in the recruitment of specific players.
“When I [say]that I give my opinion to the club, I try to tell where are the [positions]we can improve, also in the numerical aspect because in some roles we don’t have a couple of players or there is a young player that is not ready to play with the first team,” Conte explained.
“If the club ask me some names [of players to sign]I try to do this, but then it’s the club that decides the name, the investment, which is the best player for the team,” the Blues boss further elaborated.
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