Nemanja Matic is a "great loss" for Chelsea says Antonio Conte

Nemanja Matic is a

Nemanja Matic is a "great loss" for Chelsea says Antonio Conte

And according to the Daily Record, Mourinho is desperate to sign a new left-back this summer.

"But [Conte] spoke about him in such a way about his incredible importance to the job they did a year ago - Matic and N'Golo Kante in front of that back three - and I have no doubt that he has not sanctioned that move, he is not happy with it and ultimately he is uncomfortable with it".

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been speaking about the sale of Nemanja Matic, and has explained just why he was so angry at Chelsea for the sale - and it's not just because it has allowed Manchester United to bolster their side.

A £40m move to Old Trafford for Matic has been on the cards since June, but the transfer appeared to be dead in the water after Man United signed Romelu Lukaku, Antonio Conte's main target, for £75m last month.

"For me, Matic is a fantastic player - a real, real top player", said the English defender.

The towering Serbian - who had won two Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge - elected to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United in a move worth £40.

"I am only 19-years-old and still have a lot to learn and therefore getting the opportunity to play more games on a regular basis will help my development".

NEET 2017: Tamil Nadu students to get one year's exemption
Palaniswami government, he said it had mortgaged the interests and rights of the state with the Centre and got licence only for corruption.

"I heard whispers at the back end of last season that he wanted to go and even if the club can not come out and say too much about that, maybe there was an element of that in play here when this deal went through".

My idea was to give Bakayoko the right time to adapt in this league behind Matic. He is probably the best in England alongside N'Golo Kante.

And Lampard has expressed his surprise at seeing Chelsea such an important player to a rival.

After an impressive pre-season, United will now look to prepare for their Premier League opener against West Ham on Sunday.

"Chelsea are weaker than last season - no Diego Costa, no Matic - and I'm concerned for them". Will he gel alongside Kante?

"Bakayoko has not and I saw him in the Champions League a year ago".

Related news