According to new reports, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has sensationally blocked club owner Roman Abramovich’s attempts to sign Barcelona player Neymar. It was added that the Italian manager is considering his future at Chelsea.
Conte arrived Chelsea last summer after the west London club ended up on the tenth position last season and without any trophy. And upon his arrival, the former Juventus manager has helped placed the Stamford Bridge club to the top of the Premier League table this season. And right now, he looks set to win the title in his first year in England.
However, reports coming from Italy claimed that the former Italy head coach could quit Chelsea and return back to Italy at the end of this season.
According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich is worried Antonio Conte will ditch his club and head to Inter Milan.
It was said that Conte is being wooed by Inter Milan’s new Chinese owners as the Milan club believes they can challenge Juventus for the Serie A title and Champions League Cup.
The San Siro club’s new owners, Suning Group, already have sacked one manager and seem willing to ask Stefano Pioli out at the end of the current campaign in order to facilitate Antonio Conte’s arrival.
Just last week, the Sun reported that Inter Milan were willing to pay the Chelsea boss £13million a season if he should come to take them to the top of European football.
CONTE DOES NOT WANT NEYMAR
Now, reports had it that Abramovich have offered Neymar to Conte to keep him as manager in Chelsea, but the manager is not interested in him.
Claims have it that Conte has no interest in the Brazil international – although Barcelona would likely fend away any attempts to lure the Brazil international in the first place. His current contract expires 2021, and he has a release clause of £170million in his contract. .