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​Conte prepared to wait for Chelsea transfer targets

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is prepared to be patient during the January transfer window but refused to discuss the Blues' rumoured targets.

Asked if he was confident of adding the players he wanted to his squad, Conte said: "I'm confident? Confident is a big word. We have to wait.

"I give my opinion to my club, but the final decision is for the club.

"I have to wait and to see what happens during this transfer market. I'm very calm under this aspect."

Conte, speaking ahead of Chelsea's Premier League trip to Brighton on Saturday, refused to discuss any specific transfer links.

"It's not right to talk about players of other teams. I'm not interested in it," Conte added.

"I'm not interested in this conversation, also because this is disrespectful for my players, for the players of the other clubs.

"In this period there is a transfer market, if something happens, you know. You are the first media to know news."

Asked if the names linked with Chelsea suggest the Blues are thinking short-term, Conte added: "I don't know. I think during the transfer market, especially in January, if you go into the transfer market it means you need to improve your squad and you have to see in a short period and you have to see in a long period."

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