Conte admits he could promote Sterling to his first team squad following Kenedy's departure on-loan to Newcastle United.
"It's a good opportunity but he must know he has to be ready to fight to play for Newcastle. Last season, in six months at Watford, Kenedy struggled and played only 24 minutes, but now he's more ready, he's played many games with us and he can show his potential by going on loan.
"As you know very well, if the club decide to send one player on loan then we have to buy another player or work with a young player, like [Dujon] Sterling, from the Academy. I'm ready for both cases and the club has to decide. If there is news the club will inform you."