Antonio Conte insists he is staying at Chelsea and will make them better
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 14/05/17 7:37am
Antonio Conte insists champions Chelsea can improve again next summer - and he will be the man to take them forward.
The Italian has said he wants to remain at Stamford Bridge after lifting the Premier League title in his first season in charge, despite reports in Italy that Inter Milan want to take him home.
Despite lifting the trophy with two games to spare after 28 victories, Conte says there is more to come from the team now they know his way of working.
Asked if he would be at Stamford Bridge next season, Conte said: "Yeah, and we have to improve next season.
"We started to do our work. We have to improve in the next season, to find the right solution to improve.
"We are working for only nine months together. I think if you can continue with these players, you can improve a lot.
"Now they know my idea, I know them, the characteristics of my players. And we can improve."
Striker Diego Costa remains of interest to Chinese club Tianjin Quinjan, according to Sky sources, while Real Madrid are understood to want Eden Hazard this summer.
But Conte said: "The club want to fight to win every competition. We have the same ambition. For this reason, we try to keep the best players."