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Tottenham's Harry Kane would be dream Chelsea signing, says Antonio Conte

Conte also reveals Chelsea missed out on the signing of defender Kyle Walker to Manchester City.

HARRISON, NJ - JULY 25:  Harry Kane #10 of Tottenham Hotspur takes the ball in the first half against Roma during the International Champions Cup on July 2
Image: Antonio Conte has revealed his admiration for Tottenham forward Harry Kane

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed his dream striker signing would be Tottenham's Harry Kane.

The Italian, who has brought in Alvaro Morata for £58m, was not suggesting the Blues are looking to buy the England striker, but spoke of his admiration for the 23-year-old.

Kane has finished as the Premier League's top goalscorer for the past two seasons, and when answering a question about Tottenham's title ambitions, Conte said: "Tottenham is a really good squad if they are able to keep all the players.

"For me, Kane, now, is one of the best strikers in the world.

Antonio Conte
Image: The Chelsea boss believes the England forward would cost at least £100m

"If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane. He is a complete striker. He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he's strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left.

"He's a complete player. He's one of the top strikers in the world. If you go to buy Kane now it would be at least £100m.

Conte: Too early to assess Morata

Conte: Too early to assess Morata

Antonio Conte says it is still "too early" to assess the impact Alvaro Morata will have after he made his Chelsea debut on Tuesday.

"At least. For me, if I see this price for a striker I know for sure he's a big striker."

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Conte also revealed that Chelsea missed out on right-back Kyle Walker, who moved to Manchester City earlier this summer for an initial fee of £45m which could rise to £50m.

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 20:  Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford #19 brings the ball up the pitch as Kyle Walker #2 of Manchester City defends in the firs
Image: Conte has revealed Chelsea failed with a bid to sign Kyle Walker

"We tried to buy Walker," he said. "Honestly, I think now every single player is expensive. For you to even enquire about one player, he is expensive.

"You go to buy a right-back, a left-back or a central defender and he is expensive. It is very difficult in the transfer market for the teams that need to improve their squads."

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