The Times says Conte wants his squad to stick together in the New Year sales with arrivals rather than departures on his mind.
He is keen on bringing in a new left-back and striker this month as he bids to get Chelsea in shape for the second-half of the season.
Conte is said to want a striker to help out Alvaro Morata up top as he goes for glory in 2018.
Michy Batshuayi was signed for £33m in 2016 but has barely had a look-in under the Italian.
He could be allowed to leave in January if a replacement is drafted in.