Report: Conte told friend he wanted Sanchez, Cuadrado and Di Maria

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It has been suggested that Antonio Conte's shock Juventus exit was as a result of the club being unable to deliver the signings he wanted.

Antonio Conte's exit has stunned Juventus fans, but the warning signs were there with sources suggesting the Bianconeri boss was angry at the club's lack of transfer resources.

Conte delivered three consecutive Italian titles, but last season's European campaign ended in disappointment with a group stage Champions League elimination and defeat in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

The Juventus coach responded with frustration to questions about the Turin side's chances of conquering Europe next year, stressing that he needed a large transfer budget.

Despite seeming to be appeased by pre-season meetings with Juventus directors, Conte has decided to walk away and the reason seems to be a lack of the right new recruits.

According to La Stampa, Conte told a friend that he felt let down by the kind of players he was being allowed to sign.

"If we had the money we could sign the players the coach wants instead of talented youth who are then taken away by prestigious teams," he is quoted as saying.

It is suggested that Conte wanted to bring in Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado, Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria and Arsenal new boy Alexis Sanchez.

Conte doesn't appear to be convinced that Juan Iturbe and Patrice Evra are the men to guide Juventus to Champions League glory.

It is also reported that Conte confessed Juventus would have to sell one of Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba to be as active in the market as he wanted and that was a sacrifice he was unwilling to make.

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