Antonio Conte.

Sky Sports expertly troll Chelsea on live TV for their transfer window

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Antonio Conte will have mixed feelings about his second summer transfer window at Chelsea.

The Italian spent a grand total of approximately £180 million on six players, with Alvaro Morata's £58 million move from Real Madrid the most expensive.

Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger joined for £36 million and £32 million respectively, while Willy Caballero completed a free transfer from Manchester City.

And on transfer deadline day, Conte spent a further £60 million to bring in Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater and Torino right-back Davide Zappacosta.

Six solid signings, yet Conte will hold a sense of regret about some of his transfer business.

Chelsea came agonisingly close to signing six other players this summer but, for one reason or another, missed out.

And they are: Romelu Lukaku, Alex Sandro, Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fernando Llorente and Ross Barkley.

It was thought Oxlade-Chamberlain was set to join the Blues for £40 million until he told Arsenal he wanted a move to Liverpool instead.

As we all know, the Ox then got his wish, moving to Anfield for £5 million less than what Chelsea had agreed with Arsenal.

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It's Barkley that arguably came closest to joining, though, after deciding midway through his medical ahead of a £35 million move that he wanted to stay at Everton.

Time and time again Conte has been left frustrated by players intimating they want to join Chelsea before pulling out at the last minute - which football fans have found hilarious.

Even Sky Sports have been mocking the Blues for their misfortunes in the transfer window.

A video is going viral on Twitter of Sky Sports listing every player that rejected Chelsea this summer and explaining why that was the case. Check it out below.


So awkward - here's how fans have reacted to Sky Sports trolling Chelsea.


Sky Sports may be taking the p*** out of Chelsea for missing out on so many players, but the Blues are reportedly confident they have built a title-winning side.

According to the Telegraph, Conte originally wanted to make eight new signings this summer but is happy with who he's brought in.

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