April 6, 2017

Conte Committed To Chelsea  (Sky Sports)

Antonio ConteAntonio Conte has reiterated his commitment to Chelsea, dismissing speculation he could be tempted by a move back to his native Italy.

The 47-year-old revealed in March that his family, based in Italy, were missing him. They are due to join him in London before next season.

There has been interest from Inter Milan, with Sky in Italy reporting that the Nerazzurri have contacted Conte's representatives over his availability. There has also been reported contact from Inter's rivals AC Milan.

But Conte insists he is planning to be at Chelsea next season.

Speaking after Wednesday's 2-1 win over Manchester City, Conte told Sky in Italy: "Now we are fighting hard, we are trying to end this season by achieving something important and unexpected. Then we will certainly try to build something important together."

When asked whether that meant next season, Conte replied: "Yes, for the next season."

Inter have had a stuttering season in Serie A, with manager Stefano Pioli having to answer questions about the possibility of Conte replacing him at press conferences.

Conte is also understood to be the first choice of AC Milan's Chinese owners. They tried to lure Conte to the San Siro last summer when he left his role as Italy manager.

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