Conte: I want to lead Chelsea out in the new Stamford Bridge

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"My position is to keep him and the club agrees with me, for now he has not given any other signs", a frustrated Spalletti told reporters on Saturday.

Conte took charge of former club Juventus in 2011 as they moved into a new stadium.

"If you'd said to me that one team won't buy anyone, Tottenham would have been the team I would have suggested because they've been building over the last few years", he said. "I still have two years left on my contract and I hope that this gets resolved soon because I need to play", Costa said. "Naturally, if you can get world-class players, it provides an advantage because they are immediately ready to give results, but when you have great players who are just about to become world-class, it depends on communication and how ready they are".

However, Spurs haven't had much success playing at Wembley in recent seasons, recording a number of underwhelming performances at the home of England's national side.

"Yes, for sure it's not the same when you play not in your stadium".

"Honestly, the new stadium will be great".

They have considered taking legal action against the player should he stay away. I think there is a big difference.

"The coach has said that he doesn't want me for whatever reasons".

"There are more questions now than before Saturday's game with Burnley about whether they're capable of retaining the Premier League".

"It means you have the chance to work with the same players, to improve those players".

They clinched it with a stunner from Nemanja Matic, who has been sold to Manchester United. He also believes Chelsea's players can put Costa's situation out of their minds and aim for three points on Sunday. It really is because I want English players at every level of our game in large clubs.

He has a market transfer value of £20million. "Sometimes you can win, but you are preparing yourself for disruption". Costa scored 20 goals last season and 20 goals three seasons ago when Chelsea won the title then as well. Maybe. To arrive and try to fight for Champions League, to try to fight to be the best in the world, you need time. But my choices don't depend on the cost.

Morata came off the bench to make his debut against Burnely, and his impressive cameo may earn him his first start in the London derby at Wembley against Tottenham in place of the underwhelming Michy Batshuayi. "The most important thing is to have the confidence of the coach, the club and the team-mates".



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