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Stoke veteran Crouch on those Chelsea rumours: I've heard Conte likes me

Stoke City veteran Peter Crouch has discussed being linked with Chelsea last month.

Crouch, 37, insists he stayed focused on the Potters as he did not expect a Stamford Bridge switch.

He told the Daily Mail: "So there I was, sat at home a couple of weeks ago, when my phone started to beep and I heard I was trending on Twitter.

"I didn't expect to see my name linked with Chelsea but that was the situation. It was all speculation, I suppose.

"Of course it was nice to get linked with a club of that stature — particularly as they were the club I used to watch when I was a kid — but I didn't think much more about it.

"There was never any strong interest. I heard Antonio Conte quite likes me as a player but I was only ever concentrating on Stoke."

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