Antonio Conte’s links with Barcelona clarified

An insight into the speculation linking Antonio Conte with the manager’s post at Spanish giants Barcelona has been forthcoming in the early hours of Saturday.

The name of Italian tactician Conte has of course found itself front and centre in the headlines in Catalunya across the week to date.

This comes after reports began to spread, pointing towards the former Juventus and Chelsea boss as a potential candidate to replace the departing Xavi Hernández at the helm this summer.

In fact, some outlets went as far as to claim that Conte had been offered to the Blaugrana, by way of an official representative.

As much, however, has on Saturday been vehemently denied.

Providing an update on the situation courtesy of his Youtube channel, transfer insider Fabrizio Romano revealed that claims of Conte being offered up to Barca are simply ‘not true’.

‘Nothing’ is understood to be developing between the two parties at present, with all ‘quiet’ on the Conte front behind the scenes in Catalunya’s capital.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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