Kante gave up Champions League football with the Foxes to join Chelsea, who finished 10th last season, in a £32m switch.
Blues boss Conte insists the 25-year was a bargain buy for the Londoners, who face Leicester at Stamford Bridge today, and insists the France midfielder made the right choice.
But asked why thought Kante made the switch, Conte laughed and said: “I don’t know! You must ask him. I hope it was after my conversation. Yes. I hope.
“Conversation is good, the right word? Not confrontation! Was he a bargain? Yes, I think we did a good piece of business.