Antonio Conte & Harry Kane
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has sat down with a group of journalists (including the Times) during the club’s pre-season tour, and the Italian has spoken openly of his admiration for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Kane was the Premier League’s top scorer last term with 28 goals.
Chelsea have been occupied with their forward positions throughout the summer. Diego Costa is still working out his exit from Stamford Bridge, while the Blues splashed out big money signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.
Conte isn’t about to make a move for Tottenham’s Kane, however the former Juventus and Azzurri boss has made the following remarks over England’s best forward:
For me, Kane, now, is one of the best strikers in the world.
If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane, right. He is a complete striker. He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he’s strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left. He’s a complete player.
If you go to buy Kane now it would be at least £100 million. At least. For me, if I see this price for a striker I know for sure he’s a big striker.
Man City win
Conte has also revealed that Man City beat Chelsea in the transfer market, as the Sky Blues signed Kyle Walker from Spurs.
Wrapped up in a discussion about the astronomical transfer fees this summer, Conte made the following remarks:
There are players and players.
If you want Walker, you know that Walker is expensive. We tried to buy Walker.
Walker is the world’s second most expensive defender of all-time. Benjamin Mendy is the world’s most expensive defender after his transfer from Monaco.