Chelsea FC manager would love to sign £100 million Harry Kane
Antonio Conte highly rates Harry Kane and reveals he tried to sign Kyle Walker
July 28th, 2017
Chelsea have recently splashed the cash on a striker by landing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, although Antonio Conte has revealed that his primary choice would have been Harry Kane.
While Kane is clearly committed to Tottenham, Conte describes him as “one of the best strikers in the world”.
“Tottenham is a really good squad if they are able to keep all the players,” said Conte. “For me, Kane, now, is one of the best strikers in the world. 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. At least. For me, if I see this price for a striker I know for sure he’s a big striker.
“If they don’t win the title, it’s not a tragedy,” he said. “If they don’t arrive in the Champions League, it’s not a tragedy. For Chelsea, Arsenal, City, United and… I don’t know… Liverpool, it is a tragedy.”
Conte also revealed that he wanted to sign Kyle Walker before the right-back completed a move to Manchester City.
“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.”