Chelsea boss Conte delighted with Ranieri visit

Antonio Conte celebrating Chelsea's win over Stoke last month

I'm very happy to stay here.

2017 vintage Chelsea are in the middle of a phenomenal season, as they appear destined to succeed Leicester as Premier League champions.

Inter, under the money- flushed ownership of Suning Holdings group, are understood to be keen to test his resolve to stay in London and are prepared to offer the former Italy and Juventus manager nearly complete control of transfer policy at San Siro. "I don't like when to listen to other people to speak for me".

Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo could be on his way to Premier League giants Chelsea in a coaching capacity, according to talkSPORT. "I prefer to be focused on the present and finish this season not only a good season, a great season".

Speaking on the speculation surrounding his former player, Conte said: "I repeat, in this period I'm listening to a lot of things and this is very odd for example". "But I think, also, that this experience is very good for Nathan".

Chelsea responded to last Saturday's surprise home loss to Crystal Palace with a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Wednesday night.

Apart from N'Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso, Conte has largely been working with the same squad of players who struggled under Jose Mourinho last season. Tottenham, who are now in second, were given hope when Chelsea dropped three points at the weekend.

We had a game plan and I think it worked perfectly'. "I don't know why someone wants to put this type of situation for me".

Tottenham's late rally to win at Swansea meant victory for Antonio Conte's Blues was all the more important as they maintained a seven-point advantage with eight games to play.

However, the 24-year-old insists that he is committed to proving himself at Real and he has not yet received any phone call from Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

He added: "This race is open. Andrea was my player for three years and we won together".