The 27-year-old has made the switch from London to Manchester, but he could have stayed in the capital is the Blues had matched his £50m price tag.
However, the right-back signed for City, to go along with their other full-back signings so far this summer in Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy and Danilo from Real Madrid.
“If you want Walker, you know that Walker is expensive. We tried to buy Walker,” Conte said.
“Honestly, I think now every single player is expensive. For you to even enquire about one player, he is expensive.
“You go to buy a right-back, a left-back or a central defender and he is expensive. It is very difficult in the transfer market for the teams that need to improve their squads.”
But these Chelsea fans are relieved that the deal never went though.
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