Chelsea are in the market for a new striker and the club has been linked with Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, Ashley Barnes and Olivier Giroud, and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is also understood to have been on Conte’s shortlist.
Asked about rumours that he’s set to leave Leicester, Vardy responded: “Who have I been linked with today? Chelsea, they’ve been linked with everybody haven’t they?
“You just have to take things like this with a pinch of salt, it’s just rumours. Usually it all gets started by someone throwing a few quid on it at the bookies.
“I’m a Leicester player and I’m just concentrating on Leicester until the club tell me otherwise and we will be looking to progress to the next round of the cup.”