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Antonio Conte happy but homesick in London

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Antonio Conte has revealed that his family life is the sole problem so far in his time as Chelsea manager.

The Italian’s family remain at home while he lives in London and Conte says he will try to resolve the issue in the future, but admits that it is a ‘problem’.

The former Juventus and Italy boss has however poured cold water on any suggestion he has been approached to manage Inter Milan back in his homeland.

After a testing start to the season, Conte has guided Chelsea to the top of the Premier League, with a ten-point gap between the Blues and Tottenham in second spot.

Everything has been rosy on the field of play but reports in Italy this week suggested Conte was approached by Inter Milan amid talk of homesickness in England.

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Asked if he had received an offer from Inter, Conte said: “Me personally? No. “I think the situation is very clear. I have a contract with Chelsea and we are trying to do something important with the club for the present and for the future.

“Every coach, when you start work with a new club, you hope to stay many, many years, because it means you are working very well.”

Ahead of Monday’s game against West Ham, however, Conte did admit that his home life is far from perfect and it remains something he must seek a solution to.

“The only problem for me is that the family is missing me for sure,” he added.

“They stay in Italy and I am working for the future to try to bring them here and to stay together, because my family is missing me. “The story [that he could leave] tells this, but I am not worried.”

Chelsea are 1.62 to beat West Ham at the London Stadium on Monday, with the Hammers at 6.00 to win while the draw is priced at 4.00.