Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport went as far as to claim in Wednesday’s edition that the 47-year-old has already agreed to a four-year contract from the Serie A giants worth £12.75m per season.
The Italian side came under Chinese ownership in 2013 with the vastly wealthy Suning Holdings Group desperate to restore Inter as one of the most prominent clubs in Europe. Since winning the treble under Jose Mourinho in 2010 the club has faded, finishing sixth, ninth, fifth, eighth and fourth in Serie A in recent seasons. They are currently sixth under current manager Stafano Pioli, however significant improvement has been seen since his predecessor Frank de Boer was sacked in November last year.
The report suggests that Inter would be willing to heavily back Conte in the transfer market and have promised the Italian that he can pick his own signings. Among those linked with a move to the San Siro in recent days is Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. Inter Milan great Sandro Mazzola, who worked as the club’s sporting director for four years, said: ‘I am crazy about Alexis Sanchez. For me, he is perfect for this team because over time he has evolved and now scores several goals a season. Inter need someone like him.’
Alex Sanchez of Arsenal