Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has stressed out that his facet had been by no means within the operating to signal Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy in the summertime.
The England world used to be sturdy tipped to sign up for the Blues ahead of the switch cut-off date in August, however the Blues in the long run by no means made a proper manner.
Speaking forward of the Leicester recreation, Conte confident that the Blues had now not made any manner for Vardy, although he admits that the Englishman is a truly excellent participant.
He mentioned, by way of ESPN: “For sure Vardy is a really good player and I don’t like to speak about players of other teams,” the Italian informed newshounds at a press convention.
“But in this case, we are not talking about the transfer market. No, honestly we didn’t speak about him. But I repeat we are talking about a really good player.”
The Blues are these days separated from fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur via 5 issues, and they may be able to now not relaxation on their laurels, given their tricky fixture record throughout all competitions.
Chelsea have a trying out League Cup semi-final second-leg as opposed to Arsenal on Wednesday night time, and Conte will hope that his facet end their trade early as opposed to the Foxes to make a few prior substitutions.