Conte rules out 'fantasy football' Juventus spending

The Bianconeri trainer has jokingly admitted he would love to sign Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but is realistic over financial constraints at the club this summer
Antonio Conte says there will be no "fantasy football" transfer spending at Juventus as he bids to bolster the club's ranks.

The Serie A champions have already secured the signature of Fernando Llorente from Athletic Bilbao but have also been linked with a number of big-name signings in recent weeks, including Carlos Tevez and Gonzalo Higuain.

"I like them a lot," the 43-year-old Italian was quoted by Gazzetta dello Sport when asked about Higuain and Tevez.

"But I also like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. You can throw names around like fantasy football but you have to deal with the budget, which is very tight this year.

"We will have to be careful, maybe even go after loan signings. I don't think it will be easy.

Conte's charges ended the season with a 3-2 defeat away at Sampdoria on Saturday but had already secured a second title in as many years- something their coach is eager to build on.

"If we win a third consecutive championship, it would be a major undertaking, something which was managed 80 years ago at this club [Juventus won five on the trot between 1931 and 1935]," the former Bianconeri player added.

"So we have to give it our all, starting with me.

"I have an agreement with Juventus until 2015- my contract was neither renegotiated nor renewed. My wages, contrary to what may have been reported, remain the same. We want to continue to build at the club."