Antonio Conte considering Chelsea future amid breakdown with board, reports suggest

Conte is said to be unhappy with demands not being met by the Chelsea board.

Antonio Conte considering Chelsea future amid breakdown with board, reports suggest
Conte on the touchline (photo: Getty Images / Nur Photo)

Chelsea could be set to lose title winning manager Antonio Conte after just one season in charge, according to reports in the Italian media. 

Conte has supposedly set out a list of demands to owner Roman Abramovic and the rest of the Chelsea board, with relations between the manager and those above him worsening.

The Italian was heralded as one of the best managers in the world weeks ago after beating the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to the Premier League title in just his first year in England, Chelsea running away with the league. 

No, no, Antonio

However, there seems to be a growing worry that he could quit following the list of demands reportedly being rejected by the board.

Conte is allegedly growing frustrated at the board's resitance to meet Everton's asking price for the in-demand Romelu Lukaku, having made the Belgian striker his primary transfer target with Diego Costa set to leave. 

The Toffees have set an asking price of around £70million for the forward, who netted well over 20 goals last season. However, given Chelsea's healthy financial position, the Blues are certainly capable of paying that price - something that Conte is disappointed they haven't yet.

In addition to that, Conte wants further control over his coaching staff following the departure of Steve Holland and extended power of the club's youth academy, two suggestions that have been rebuffed by the board according to reports.

The fiery Italian certainly has a mind of his own and with that in mind, it wouldn't be a complete shock to see the 47-year-old walk this summer.

However, following years of instability at Stamford Bridge, having finally landed arguably the world's finest manager, there would be huge outcry from the fans if Conte was to leave. 

Whether or not the reports rumble into the mainstream English media into the coming days remains to be seen. Chelsea fans will be watching nervously. 


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