Conte hits out at Guardiola over Juventus spending

The Italian has branded claims that the club have spent heavily this summer as "nonsense" and insists they operate well within their own financial means
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has hit out at Bayern Munich counterpart Pep Guardiola following the Spaniard's comments about the Serie A club's spending this summer.

Guardiola recently claimed Juventus are one of the financial powerhouses in European football following the signings of Fernando Llorente, Carlos Tevez and Angelo Ogbonna, but Conte insists the club are not at risk of over-spending.

"Guardiola is seemingly still stuck in his time at Brescia [from 2003 until 2004]. He should focus on how things are at his own club," Conte told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"It's not like he himself has joined a club with little to no money.

"I don't like hearing this kind of nonsense that Juventus have been spending a lot of money.

"Ever since I joined the club, the gap between money spent and received is negligible."

Juventus have so far sold the likes of Felipe Melo, Emanuele Giaccherini and Manolo Gabbiadini to offset their summer signings, while Bayern themselves have spent upwards of €50 million on Mario Gotze and Thiago.