Chelsea boss Antonio Conte thinks this summer’s transfer market is a crazy one.
Gonzalo Higuain secured his deal with Juventus for £75.3m to emerge as the third-most expensive signing in football history on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have been heavily linked with a more than £100m deal to welcome back Paul Pogba to Old Trafford.
And Antonio Conte, who himself has already roped in Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante for a combined fee of more than £60m this summer, cannot believe the current scenario, what he is seeing seems crazy.
“This season we are seeing a crazy market. It’s incredible,” he said.
“I don’t know if this situation can continue. It’s very difficult for all the teams to try and buy the players. Now, we are starting to speak about 100 million, 120 million, 95 million, and these prices are incredible.”
Chelsea’s transfer activity for this summer window looks to be far from over as the star players like Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku still being considered potential mega-money targets for them.
But Conte assured he won’t be forced into frivolous spending in the wake of his first season at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian further said: “But this is football now. It’s important that we must maintain the passion. This is the most important thing, to transfer our passion and transfer it to fans and players.
“The money is important but not everything. It is important for the clubs to reach the right targets not to spend because we want to spend money. It’s right to take the player and adapt to our idea of football.”
Last week there were reports claiming Antonio Conte has demanded five more players in this summer transfer window following talks with Roman Abramovich, Mariana Granovskaia, and Michael Emenalo.
The Italian boss is believed to have had a heated discussion with Blues hierarchy in a two-hour meeting, and believes more signings are needed for Chelsea to win the Premier League title.
The Blues finished 10th last season after a dismal run under Jose Mourinho and then caretaker manager Guus Hiddink, and Conte is desperate to avoid a repeat this term.
Despite already bringing in two exciting signings in Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante, the former Juventus boss is still interested on further buys all over the pitch.