Chelsea boss Antonio Conte claims he has to sell before buying new players

That’s the message being delivered by the Blues boss to close friends at home in Italy.

Conte, 47, is hoping that situation will be changed with Bayern Munich’s former Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng, 28, his latest target.

But it is turning out to be a surprisingly difficult summer for the Italian.

He caused ructions at Stamford Bridge when he informed striker Diego Costa by text that he was not in his plans.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte needs to sell players before he buys new ones GETTY

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte needs to sell players before he buys new ones

And Conte is clearly frustrated by the lack of action on his targets.

The ex-Juventus boss is still expected to be in charge when Chelsea begin the defence of their title.

But he’ll be happier when players start arriving at the club to strengthen the squad for the Blues’ return to the Champions League.

Conte’s targets include Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 24, and Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.

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