In Focus: Chelsea need to give Conte what he wants or risk losing him to PSG

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Chelsea manager Antonio Conte replacing Unai Emery, according to Le Parisien.

What’s the story?

Recently, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was said to be on PSG’s radar, but now it seems that Conte has moved to the top of the wishlist.

Le Parisien¬†claims that the French giants have already made contact with the Italian’s camp to discuss a possible appointment.

It is believed that the Ligue 1 club will look for a replacement if Emery fails to guide the team to the Champions League semi-finals.

The former Sevilla coach, who moved to Parc des Princes in 2016, will come to the end of his current deal next summer.

How should Chelsea react?

If the Blues want to keep hold of Conte then they need to let the 48-year-old lead the way with regards to transfers.

It is clear that the club’s summer window did not go to plan as they failed to land the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, while Diego Costa’s exit was dragged out.

The recent departure of technical director Michael Emenalo, who was a key player in transfer strategy, suggests that Conte may have a bigger say moving forward.

One thing that may keep the fans slightly nervous, though, is that the former Italy manager’s two-year deal in the summer was more of a pay rise rather than an extension.