Sources are multiple from the italian papers in the last 24 hours.Yes, we'll only see the extent later...I think things will be clear by Jan. And yes, we need to appreciate the financial situation too.
Which are the accounts which say that Conte was unwilling to be understanding? From what I've read, from what has been posted here and elsewhere, we see that Conte was NOT against the sale of players. He was NOT against being more economical. He provided a list of just 6 players he wanted to keep at all costs...by logic, that allows for other players to be sold and cash to be generated. The players aside from those 6 aren't exactly cheap players, unimportant players or scrubs either. To me, that doesn't sound like someone unwilling to be understanding. Unless "understanding" only means dropping ambitions, allowing what you've built to be dismantled, etc.
On the other hand, the club's plans according to reports are nebulous at best. We're told 1 big player will be sold, max. Then maybe 2. Then maybe not even limited to that. As for the non-big players, we're told that a number could leave...not limited to just Kolarov, Vidal, Sanchez, Vecino, D'Ambrosio. If the club can't make or hasn't made itself clear as to its intentions, how do you then blame Conte for not accepting?
Even then, unlike others, he didn't just up and leave as others would and have done. He looked for the meeting, wanted clarity. As a top coach and as someone who built a team of champions, is he not entitled to that?
Calling him "crazy", labeling him as someone unreasonable, fickle and someone who can't commit to anything...this flies in the face of the reports we've been seeing across the board. It simply doesn't jive or mesh at all with the vast majority of reports. Maybe thinking this way is a coping mechanism - it makes some fans feel better about the situation..."if the coach leaves, fvck him, he didn't have the right qualities anyway". To do this though, you have to disregard a lot, you have to be wilfully blind to a lot. We can simultaneously back the club and be objective about what has happened.
Reports also suggest it was conte who decided not to have the meeting and called Steven and told him he wants a fast separation.
The club needs 80 million in sales you aren't getting that from selling kolarov,sanches,vecino,d'ambrosio,vidal and nangolan.
Conte wanted all of lukaku,toro,barella,brozo,bastoni,de vrij and skriniar un touch + atleast 3 reinforcements.
That is simply not feasible with the current situation.
Until proven otherwise I am going to believe what Don Beppe told the 3 curva nord representatives.
Also conte has history with regards to these antics. Did it at gobbi(the famous we are dinning at 10 euro places while we should be eating 100 euro places speech), bailed at chelsea when roman didn't get him what he wanted, nearly bailed last season because things weren't 100% what he wanted.
In times of great challenges you need to be flexible. Conte isn't.
This doesn't mean sunning doesn't have blame. They should have sold to BCN partners.
But the blame is 50/50 sunning and conte as far as I see it.