Following earlier reports that Inter Milan were monitoring N’Golo Kanté’s situation at Chelsea, now, according to Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), the Nerazzurri have placed Kante in the “front row” of their plans.
This is to appease head coach Antonio Conte, who, despite a plethora of options at his disposal, wants a top-tier midfielder — and one who isn’t washed up yet, such as Arturo Vidal or Radja Nainggolan, who have also been linked. As we know, Conte always wants the best, and Kanté is the best of the best.
Unfortunately for him and fortunately for us, Chelsea still (and probably always will) have a role for Kanté to play. The Conte-Kanté pairing is a good dream to have — Chelsea’s 2016-17 title is proof of that — but it’s unlikely to become reality again. Before his most recent (minor) injury, Kanté had been playing every minute for Frank Lampard in Project Restart, has three more years left on his contract, and, as far as we know, is perfectly happy at Chelsea.
Nice try though, Inter.