Antonio Conte: I want to return to Italy 'before long'

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Antonio Conte has thrown his long-term Chelsea future into doubt by claiming he misses Italy and insisting he doesn't plan to stay overseas for too long.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is hopeful that Marcos Alonso's consistent performances will eventually earn him a national team call up in the near future.

And Conte sparked further rumours over his future in England when speaking to Radio Anch'io lo sport.

"It is not in my mind to stay overseas for a long time". It's good to have handsome experiences, but I intend to go back to Italy one day.

48-year-old Conte, who has won league titles in each of his last four seasons as a club manager, acknowledged that the best players "continue to choose the Premier League", but also equally noted that, "Our Serie A is rising". I don't know when but that's my objective. Bundesliga? It's always hard to predict the future. Today you're working, tomorrow you're out.

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The Chelsea boss signed a new contract in the summer but didn't extend his deal - just increasing his salary after winning the Premier League title.

"I have the will to finish a project, and then look for the right continuation of that". This experience has given me so much, has improved me so much, but perhaps in the future I won't be a manager.

"I am happy about my experience at Chelsea and one day I'd like to be a sporting director as well".

In situations like this I often think about what Eric Cantona did: leave before anybody else expects you to and you'll go out, and remain, a hero.

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