Antonio Conte rejects Inter Milan approach ever happened and insists he is committed to Chelsea

Italian media claimed Inter made contact with the Chelsea manager but Conte completely dismissed receiving any approach from the Serie A side

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Antonio Conte insists his future is at Chelsea, dismissing reports that he has had an offer from Internazionale to join them at the end of the season.

Italian media stated during the week that the 2010 Champions League winners had made contact with Conte, but the 47-year-old denied this, and re-iterated his desire to stay at the club. The Stamford Bridge boss currently has a three-year deal.

"My situation is very clear,” the Stamford Bridge boss said. “I am under contract with Chelsea.

"We are trying to build something for the present, for the future.”

When directly asked whether there had even been an offer from Inter, Conte said: “Me personally? No.

“I hope to stay, to work a lot for this club, to win a lot for this club.”

Conte did admit he is missing his wife and daughter, who are living in Italy, when asked if he would be happy to stay beyond his current contract.

“Yeah, for sure," the Italian said on potentially staying longer. "The only problem for me this season was the family missing me. For sure, my family stayed in Italy.

“I'm working, and working for the future to try and bring them here and to stay together. [My] Family is missing me, this is the truth... but every coach, when you start working at a new club, you hope to stay many, many years because it means you are working very well. You have the possibility to improve your players, to improve your team, and to grow together. I think this season we are doing this.

“We are putting a great foundation down for the present and, above all, for the future. In this moment, it's a transition at Chelsea. A season where a lot of players who won a lot here, and they've changed teams. So it's normal for every coach to hope to stay many years in a club, and to work to improve your players and reach great results, to win.

“But you know, especially with things fresh from [Claudio] Ranieri... you have to be ready for anything. But if you ask my opinion, I hope to stay and work a lot for this club, to win a lot with this club.”

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