Sunday July 12 2020
Conte asks Inter for Kante

Antonio Conte has reportedly put N’Golo Kante, Arturo Vidal and Emerson Palmieri at the top of his transfer wish-list for Inter next season.

The coach has repeatedly complained at the lack of ‘experience’ in his squad, which he blames for their tendency to fumble leads.

The Nerazzurri have dropped an astonishing 20 points from leading situations in Serie A this season and currently sit in fourth place.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, Conte is asking for 29-year-old Chelsea midfielder Kante, who is no longer untouchable in Frank Lampard’s team.

The France international has made 27 competitive appearances for Chelsea this term, scoring three goals, but hasn’t featured in the last two outings.

Kante played 89 games under Conte at Stamford Bridge and would relish a reunion.

Another midfield option is Vidal, whose contract with Barcelona expires in June 2021.

As he just turned 33, Inter directors were unwilling to pay the €20m asking price in January.

It is well known that the Nerazzurri are pursuing another Chelsea player, left-back Emerson Palmieri, who is again valued at approximately €20m.

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