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27 July 2017

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits Harry Kane is ‘one of the best strikers in the world’… and admits he tried to sign Kyle Walker

ANTONIO CONTE admits Harry Kane is the one striker he would love to sign.

The Chelsea boss, who revealed he missed out on Kyle Walker, says the England captain makes Tottenham title challengers.

Antonio Conte has admitted he would love Harry Kane leading the line at Stamford Bridge
Antonio Conte has admitted he would love Harry Kane leading the line at Stamford Bridge
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Harry Kane has become one of the best strikers in the world after a mammoth haul of goals
Harry Kane has become one of the best strikers in the world after a mammoth haul of goals
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Conte bought Spaniard Alvaro Morata for £65million to lead his attack — but said: “If I had to buy one striker, I’d go for Kane.
“For me, Kane is one of the best strikers in the world. He is just a complete striker.

“If you go to buy Kane now, it would be at least £100m. If I see this price for a striker, I know for sure he’s a big striker.”

Spurs maintain Kane, 23, is not for sale but they cashed in on Walker by selling him to Manchester City in a £50m deal, despite Chelsea’s attempt to sign him.

Conte said: “If you want Walker, you know that Walker is expensive. We tried to buy Walker.”

The Italian insists Spurs are a genuine threat to Chelsea’s title defence but can play without the pressure of the big boys.

Kyle Walker completed a £50million move from Spurs to Manchester City - but Antonio Conte admits he wanted him at Chelsea
Kyle Walker completed a £50million move from Spurs to Manchester City – but Antonio Conte admits he wanted him at Chelsea
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Diego Costa has been training alone in Brazil - and seemingly on his way out of Chelsea
Diego Costa has been training alone in Brazil – and seemingly on his way out of Chelsea
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Diego Costa trains on a beach to keep fit for potential move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid


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He said: “What are Tottenham’s expectations? If they don’t win the title, it’s not a tragedy.

“Maybe for Chelsea, Arsenal, City, United and Liverpool it is a tragedy.”

Meanwhile, Blues’ wantaway striker Diego Costa posted a video on Instagram of himself training on a beach in Brazil.

The Brazil-born Spaniard, 28, who wants a return to Atletico Madrid, roped in two assistants as he worked out on the sand.



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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Alvaro Morata was his first choice striker
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