Crazy Rumour: Italian Giants Plot Sensational Move For Antonio Conte
Inter Milan planning to make an outrageous bid for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport claim Inter will offer Conte a four-year deal worth £52million to take over at the San Siro.
The Serie A club will also give Conte a £350m transfer kitty.
Inter are already on their second manager of the season.
The club’s new owners Suning Group appointed Frank de Boer at the start of the season, but he has since been replaced by Stefano Pioli.
But Inter’s Chinese owners are now looking for a big-name manager and they have set their sights on Conte.
The news will come as a blow to Chelsea, as Conte has been hugely impressive at the west London club this season.
Conte has guided the Blues to the top of the Premier League table, and they are now 12 points clear following yesterday’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal.
Conte has experience of working in Serie A before, having won the league three times in a row with Juventus before leaving to take over as coach of the Italian national team.
The Italian is thought to be happy at Stamford Bridge and keen to win as much silverware as possible before perhaps returning to Juventus.
But the vast among of money available, as well as the project on hand, could make him take notice.
Inter have not played in the Champions League since 2012, but are determined to make a return as soon as possible.
Frank De Boer was brought in during the summer, but was soon relieved of his duties.
Interim boss Stefano Pioli rook over managerial duties until the end of the season as the board look for a long-term solution.
Diego Simeone is believed to be the club’s No.1 priority. The Atletico Madrid boss played for Inter in the late 1990s. But, if Conte be open to the move, he may well jump to the front of the queue.
Still, this latest rumour doesn’t make any sense. Why would Conte leave Chelsea? If he manages to give the Blues another Premier League title it would be a remarkable turnaround given last season’s disgraceful finish. The Italian would be straightaway handed the legend status at Stamford Bridge.
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