And his agent Bruno Satin said: “Chelsea still want him and there’s time to close the deal.
“We’ve decided to leave for economic reasons.”
Meanwhile, midfielder Nemanja Matic admits he is relieved to have a manager again who has faith in him.
Conte said this week the Serb star is not for sale and vowed to turn the 27-year-old into one of the best midfielders in the world.
Matic fell out of favour with previous manger Jose Mourinho, and interim boss Guus Hiddink last season, as his form and confidence dipped.
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