Antonio Conte questions Tottenham's Premier League title ambitions

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

Next season, Chelsea will also have a welcome distraction in the form of the UEFA Champions League.

But Conte, who led Chelsea to the title last season, added: "If [Spurs] don't win the title, it's not a tragedy".

Conte praised Tottenham's progress but stressed it was easier for them to develop talent due to their lower expectations. Sometimes young players think they can play easily in the first-team, but that is not true.

"You can see the youth team were very successful last season, so they're champing at the bit to try and get an opportunity and if they're good enough, they will".

"Every team is strong and can win the league and couple of years ago, we saw that with Leicester (City)". If you want Kyle Walker, you know Walker is expensive. "If this is possible, it's OK, otherwise we continue this way".

"We have a duty to manage the club appropriately", Levy said.

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More than £850m has been spent by Premier League sides so far in the summer transfer window, which closes on 31 August, with accountancy firm Deloitte predicting top-flight clubs will surpass the record £1.165bn they spent last summer.

The Italian is set to give big-money signing Álvaro Morata his first Chelsea start against Inter Milan in a pre-season friendly in Singapore tomorrow and has also splashed out this summer on the defender Antonio Rüdiger from Roma and midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko from Monaco.

Fassone said: 'I would prefer to avoid talking about players from other teams; Diego Costa is a great player, but a Chelsea player.

Conte has revealed that Chelsea made a bid to buy the Tottenham right back but missed out to their title rivals earlier this month. And he revealed Spurs and England striker Harry Kane would be his first pick if he could sign any forward.

Spurs were runners up last season in the Premier League but exited the Champions League at the group stage and lost in the last 32 in the Europa League - to Gent. He is a complete striker. If you go to buy Kane now, it would be at least £100million. He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he's strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left.

"If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane". "If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane".

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