Speaking after being knocked out by Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was cryptic when questioned about Edin Dzeko, who is supposed to join the Blues in the next hours:
“No news on Dzeko,” the Italian coach said.
“I don’t like to talk about the transfer market.”
And when pressed for his thoughts more generally about the transfer market, Conte added:
“No, I don’t need anything.
“I’m a coach and I continue to work with the players I have. They are great players.”
Dezeko, anyway, scored a last gasp equaliser against Sampdoria tonight, in what will probably be his last game for the Giallorossi.
The Bosnian striker has already agreed personal terms with Chelsea, as well as the club reached agreement with AS Roma for the fee, and is expected to travel to London before the weekend to undergo a medical and put pen on his new deal.