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Antonio Conte has debunked reports that he is looking to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
Reports have been doing the rounds that Conte is unhappy at Stamford Bridge and is seriously considering a return to his homeland.
Conte has now clarified that he isn’t considering leaving Chelsea before the end of his current contract.
The Italian says the interview he granted in his native language in September, which fueled these exit rumors was poorly translated.
The Italian’s contract at Chelsea doesn’t expire until 2019 and he is ready to stay here at least until then.
He said: ‘From two weeks I am reading wrong things also because I did an interview two weeks ago and I am sure the translation was wrong because I only said one day in the future I would like to go back to Italy.
‘One day in the future but I know very well my position. I have two years on my contract with Chelsea to go and I’m happy to work for this club, with my players and I like to work with my players.
‘I like to have this great feeling with our fans, our supporters and I don’t see problems.
‘Another situation I want to clarify is my family is staying with me here. They are not staying in Italy (unlike last season). My daughter is going to school here in Cobham.’
Conte then refused to confirm whether he will stay at Chelsea beyond the length of his current contract. If the Italian is going to stay here for long or not, it will depend on the board’s backing.
Should he get his desired target and all the backing from the top brasses at the club, he could end up staying here for a long time.