Conte: No truth in Italy rumours


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has moved swiftly to rubbish reports of an imminent return to his native Italy and the Serie A.

The 47-year-old enjoyed much success in his homeland with the likes of Bari and Juventus before taking over the national team.

And he has solidly built on his impressive reputation by leading Chelsea to a seemingly unassailable lead at the top of the Premier League standings in his first season in England.

Speaking ahead of the Blues' league tie with Bournemouth on Saturday, he explained that a story where agent Federico Pastorello said Inter Milan was a likely destination for Conte, is not based in reality.

He revealed: "I'm very happy to stay.

"I read this interview about Pastorello. I don't know him and I don't know why this person has spoken about me."

He added: "I worked in Italy. They want to come back for me in Italy. It's normal. I have two more years of contract with Chelsea.

"This is the truth. This is the most important thing. I don't like when I listen to other persons talking about me."