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Inter Milan’s new Chinese owners are reportedly planning a shock swoop for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in the summer. The Chinese consortium are reportedly ready to offer Conte €60m over four years and a €400m transfer budget to rebuild the Italian giants. The Suning group, the owners, are prepared to offer Conte a four-year contract to take charge of the Nerazzurri and lead them past Juventus as the superpower in Italy and help them conquer Europe.
Inter sacked Robert Mancini before the start of the season while former Ajax boss Frank De Boer lasted under three months with the new regime. Things have looked better under new manager Stefano Pioli, after they put in a 9-match winning run, until Monday’s 1-0 loss to Juventus. Inter are currently 5th placed in the Serie A standings, 5 points behind third-placed Roma who occupy the last Champions League spot.
Conte is enjoying a fine debut season in England with Chelsea and looks all set to win the Premier League trophy at the end of the season. However, the chance to return to his homeland and the finances that will be available at hand, could possibly turn the former Juventus manager’s head.
Here we give you three reasons why the move will be nothing but a disaster for Chelsea:
After a dismal season last time around, that saw Chelsea finish in a lowly 10th place, Antonio Conte has brought the club back into prominence and looks like taking them all the way to the title.
The campaign started on a shaky note for Conte and it seemed like there will be more sorrow for the Chelsea faithful once again, but the Italian turned it around with a tactical tweak. Having switched to the 3-4-3 setup, Chelsea have won 16 of their 18 league games since they made the change and have looked unstoppable. Having opened up a 9-point lead at the top, Chelsea’s return to the summit of the English football seems just a matter of time.
There was plenty of pressure when Conte arrived at Stamford Bridge and it compounded when the results did not go their way in the early stages. However, the Italian remained unfazed and has put his team at a stage from where the title is just a little further away.