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Chelsea fans have been very much frustrated in recent transfer windows, as the Blues tend to go for players who don’t really have a high profile, a lot of targets are missed and transfers are generally slow.

Many fans blamed former technical director Michael Emenalo for Chelsea’s failings in the transfer market, but with the Nigerian out, it seems things have even gotten worse.

Some fans have picked on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, for some of the weird rumours that the club has been associated with, and the Chelsea boss has now opened up that he isn’t the one in charge.

He said in his press conference today at Cobham: “I think that I was very clear in the past to say the club sometimes ask me my opinion about our transfer market and situation, the way we can improve. At the same time the final decision is from the club. This is our situation and the truth. The club has to spend money and this is right.

“I think it is not right to speak about this, one person, to talk in general.”

When asked if he is confident of getting the players he wants, Conte responded: “Confident? Confident is a big word. We have to wait. I give my opinion to my club, but, as I said before, the final decision is for the club. I have to wait and see what happens in this transfer market.

“But I repeat: I’m very calm on this aspect, also because I enjoy working with my players in the right way, and I’m very happy with their commitment.

“I’m happy to work with these players. Then, if the club wants to help us, we’re happy. Otherwise we’ll continue in this way, continue to put all ourselves every day in trying to improve as a team and bring satisfaction to our fans.”

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