Antonio Conte refuses to discuss Dzeko transfer

Antonio Conte has refused to discuss the potential move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko.

The former Manchester City striker has emerged as a prime transfer candidate for the Premier League Champions as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his attacking options.

They have been linked with a wide and surprising array of strikers in recent weeks, with Ashley Barnes, Peter Crouch and Islam Slimani seemingly being the most far fetched transfer rumours in modern times.

However, speaking after Chelsea’s 2-1 semi final defeat to Arsenal in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup victory.

Speaking after the match, Conte confirmed thare was no more news on the Bosnian.

“No news on Dzeko.

“I don’t like to talk about the transfer market.”

He while he was also pressed for his thoughts more generally about the transfer market, Conte added:

“No, I don’t need anything.

“I’m a coach and I continue to work with the players I have.

“They are great players.”