He told reporters: "We've rejected an offer from Chelsea [for Alex Sandro] but I don't know what he thinks about it. Players are masters of their own destinies".
However, question marks will surely be raised over the figure involved, regardless of whether or not the 26-year-old scored three goals and provided five assists in 43 appearances in all competitions last season and was a key defensive figure too.
Conte, who is now on holiday in Italy, is rumoured to be unhappy with the Chelsea board for their lack of transfer activity.
The Italian reports back to first-team training in the first week of July and Chelsea hope to have two new signings waiting for him when he returns.
Chelsea was reportedly willing to pay up to €60 million ($88 million) for the left wing-back, but Juventus has no intention of parting with the Brazil global.
Regarding Alex Sandro, the reporter simply mentioned the player's name, and Marota didn't make any ceremony before telling everything.
Bakayoko, meanwhile, has always been a target and Chelsea are confident a deal of around £40m will be wrapped up shortly.
The Guardian also report that Conte's side are also set to wrap up a deal for former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the coming weeks, as back-up for Thibaut Courtois and as a replacement for the departed Asmir Begovic.
Golfer Brian Harman leads US Open going into final day
And if that's not enough of a traffic jam at the top, 18 players are separated by three shots to start the third round. Hoffman birdied five of his first eight holes to get to 9 under, one shot clear of a massive logjam in second.
Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron called for a cross-party committee to be set up to handle the Brexit negotiations. But public trust in the government is faltering, and May's own poll ratings have plummeted since Election Day.
It could hit 120 degrees in the Southwest this weekend
A ridge of high pressure centered over Southern California is to blame, said Will Pi, a meteorologist with the weather service. As hot as it's expected to be, Pi said he does not believe any heat records to fall over the next five or so days.