Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has fuelled the crisis engulfing his old club Chelsea and their manager Antonio Conte.
With just a few weeks after leading the Blues to win the Premier League title in his debut, Conte is reported by Mirror of now complaining about a lack of strength and depth in his squad.
His claim drew the attention of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who gave a response that dismissed the claim of the Italian manager.
Mourinho, who bought Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic for £40million this summer, said: “When people say, for example, Chelsea lost an important midfield player, if you lose one but you buy Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater, for example, what’s the problem?
“The problem is when you sell and you don’t buy. When you sell and you keep buying, what’s the problem?”
Chelsea have signed Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco for roughly the same £40m Matic brought and believe a £25m move for Leicester midfielder Drinkwater is imminent.
Continuing his assessment of Conte’s squad, Mourinho added: “You’re probably even stronger [than last season], so I think every top team in the Premier League is strong enough, is potentially strong enough, with the financial situation to be fighting for everything.