The summer transfer window at the start of the season saw a number of star names join the Premier League not just on the field but also in a managerial role.
While Jose Mourinho took over Old Trafford, Manchester City roped Pep Guardiola in but the biggest surprise of the season has been the progress of London outfit Chelsea under their new manager Antonio Conte.
The former Juventus and Italian national coach, Conte was expected to lift Chelsea, who finished 10th in the previous season closer to the top of the table. But the Italian has managed to lift the Blues close to the title in his first season at the club.
Conte spent on the likes of David Luiz, N Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso and Michy Batshuayi in the first transfer window in England and has got three of the four stars to cement a place in the starting XI.
Currently 10 point off Tottenham Hotspur in the 2nd place, Chelsea are hot favorites to win the title and the Stamford Bridge faithful will hope that he can help the club to some great heights in years to come.
However, they were dealt a huge blow earlier today after Italian news outfit Tuttosport came up with this story.
The Italian manager, who helped Juventus to some serious success is now wanted at the San Siro by Inter Milan with the club’s new Chinese owners determined to get him back to his homeland this summer.
It was reported that Conte is being offered £12.5m per year and the story also claims that the 54-year old has verbally agreed over a the move back to Italy.
Conte, who signed a 3-year deal with Chelsea worth £10m a year, is now ruling the Premier League and Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner is not ready to let him leave.
An exclusive from Express later in the day revealed that Chelsea are now making plans to tie him to the long term at the Stamford Bridge.
According to this exclusive, Abramovic is now convinced that Conte will lead the club to success at the highest stage in years to come and is now prepared to offer him a new contract already.
Just months after his signed for the club, Antonio Conte is now being offered a 4-year contract extension that will keep him with the club till 2021.
The Italian will now be offered wages equal to the highest earners in the league.
Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, both collect around £12m a year and Chelsea are now ready to offer Conte a similar deal to match the offer from Italy and keep him at the club.
Do you think Antonio Conte will leave this summer?