Saturday, 18 March 2017
Inter lure Conte with £13m-a-year offer
INTER MILAN are ready to offer Antonio Conte an amazing £13million-a-year deal – double what he is on at Chelsea.
The wealthy Suning Holdings Group, which owns a 70 per cent stake in Inter, have targeted the former Juventus and Italy boss as the man they want to oversee their ambitious rebuilding project.
And they are prepared to make him one of the highest-paid managers in the world by doubling his current salary with deal worth £13m a year.
Suning Holdings aim to make Inter a European superpower again.
They propose giving Conte, 47, full control over transfers if he takes the job.
It is understood Inter want to bring in big names such as Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero.
Suning Holdings Group chairman Zhang Jindong recently said: “Suning’s investments and resources will help Inter return to their glory days and become stronger and stronger, attracting the stars of world football.”
Conte has a three-year deal at Chelsea, worth £6.5million a year, with a contract extension on the table.
However it is understood Conte wants greater control of transfers at Stamford Bridge before he puts pen to paper.
Chelsea have only signed five players since Conte was appointed in the summer, and only two of those — N’Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso — were specifically targeted by the manager.