Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted that the Blues won’t spend unnecessarily for players but will splash out money for the right players.

The Blues have so far bought Michy Batashuayi from Marseille and N’Golo Kante from Leicester City for a combined fee of £63m.

The new £8 billion TV deal meant Premier League clubs are making crazy moves for their targets as the clubs are not considering the amount involved.

Manchester United have landed Paul Pogba for a world record £93m while rivals Manchester City have spent over £150m to get their targets.

The Blues manager Conte has cover his frustration last week as he called the transfer market as “crazy” as Napoli are reportedly holding out for £60m for Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly.

Conte has admitted he needs free defensive reinforcements for the season and the 47-year old is ready to splash out money to improve his defense.

Asked if he would be happy to spend extra to secure his targets, Conte said: “No, I’m not comfortable. I don’t like to pay a lot of money. If a player deserves us to pay [lots of] money, then it’s right. But for a medium player, it’s right to pay the right price, not £20-30m over. That’s not right. The money is not mine, but I don’t like it the same. I don’t find it right.

“At this moment it’s very difficult to buy because if you ask a player of the medium level, they might ask for £55m. For this reason, it’s a crazy market. It’s very difficult to enter the market with these prices and in this condition.

“That is why we are waiting for the right situation. We must be patient and wait. Not only for Chelsea. I saw also with the other clubs, it’s very difficult to have a good market. But now it’s a real situation. We must live with this situation in the right way.

“I am pleased to have these players. They have shown me great attitude, great behaviour. I’m delighted to train them every day. Now we have these players and we are very happy to work with them. But we have two weeks before the end of the transfer market. If we can improve this squad, we want to improve it.”


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